Dementia – how we can help
Dementia is the general term for a range of conditions or diseases that affect the brain. The most comment types are Alzheimer's Disease or vascular dementia. With more and more people living longer, the numbers of people with dementia are growing.
Dementia can affect anyone so it's important to seek help if you notice problems with your memory, or that of a friend or loved one. If you are at all concerned, visit your GP. Getting an early diagnosis can help with getting the right treatment and support, as well as planning for the future. While there is no cure, with the right support, you can live well with dementia.
Together with Surrey County Council, we have produced the following guide to dementia services in North West Surrey dementia_services_in_northwest_surrey.pdf.
This directory gives you general information on where to go for help if you:
- are concerned about your memory, or that of a friend or loved one,
- have a diagnosis of dementia, or
- are caring for someone with dementia.
You can also visit Surrey Information Point to search for more services local to you. For further help and advice about dementia, you can ring the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122. It is open from 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am-4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.