You may have been referred to us by a health professional or social worker, or you may have found us from a personal recommendation or your own research. However you found us, we're glad that you did!
A diagnosis of dementia should not mean an immediate end to your usual way of life, but many families will need specialist support to help adjust to the changes it can bring. Alzheimer’s Support provides a range of practical services to enhance life and promote independence for those living at home with dementia in Wiltshire and for their family carers.
Our services include award-winning day clubs and our much-valued one-to-one home support. More than 40 community activity groups include Music for the Mind, Movement for the Mind, memory cafes, art groups, discussion groups, nature and gardening groups and many more - all designed to keep minds and bodies active and reduce isolation. We also have services to support family carers, including monthly carers' groups and twice-yearly training courses.
Our Home Support and day clubs are fully operational again after lockdown closures, and community groups are now reopening gradually.
The best place to start is usually by talking to one of our dementia advisers. They will come and see you at home or in your GP surgery if you prefer, to discuss your situation and the kind of support that is available now and in the future. Your named adviser will stay in touch and refer you to more services and help if and when you might need it.
You can also self-refer to any of the services listed here.
Our 10 dementia advisers give support, information and advice and stay in touch regularly. They are the first port of call after a diagnosis of dementia - and as things change over time.
Our national award winning Home Support is based on companionship, respect and meaningful activity - and helps the whole family cope better with dementia.
Award-winning dementia day care in small friendly clubs. A stimulating day of meaningful activities with music, therapy dogs and intergenerational visits.
Stimulating activity groups for people with dementia. Music, singing, exercise, art, discussion, and outdoors Muddy Boots groups all enhance well-being.
Practical and emotional support for family carers of people with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia. Support groups, information and training courses, carers' breaks.
Alzheimer's Support supports 2,500 people every year in Wiltshire. Here are just a few of their stories...
Wiltshire's Dementia Roadmap provides online support and advice at every step of the way.