If you are worried about your memory or that of somebody you care for click on Yes below:
Whose memory is of concern?
If you have found this page but are not a professional, please return to the start HERE or the Dementia Wellbeing Service site HERE
Do they have a known diagnosis?
Who needs support?
Would they like an assessment or support?
Do you need support?
If you work in Primary Care and are worried about a patient, please assess the patient and refer to the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
Please call our Access Point on 0117 904 5151. If you are not the GP, please ensure that the patient's GP is aware of this referral.
If you work in Liaison or Social Care and are worried about a service user, please refer to the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
Please call our Access Point on 0117 904 5151. Please ensure that the patient's GP is aware of this referral.
For Police or other professionals, contact our Access Point for advice on 0117 904 5151, or contact the service user's GP who can assess the service user for referral to the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
We may be able to help you.
Please contact the Dementia Wellbeing Service Access Point on 0117 904 5151.
Please contact the Dementia Wellbeing Service and we can put you in touch with one of our dementia navigators. Please call our Access Point on 0117 904 5151.
You need to speak to your GP, who may refer you to the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
You have identified that you, or the person you care about does not need assessment or support.
We have now launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city. We commissioned the six short films - in Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Somali, Polish and English-language - to address the stigma, misunderstanding and lack of accurate information currently available for the culturally diverse communities across the city.
There are an estimated 25,000 BME people with dementia in the UK. While the number of white, British people with dementia is expected to double by 2051, the numbers of people from BME communities is expected to increase sevenfold within the same timeframe.
Mrs Kwan, who is originally from China, has lived in Bristol with her husband for 45 years and raised their family here. She is now carer to her husband who has dementia. She explains: “Life changes significantly for someone with dementia, and for their carer and family too. It’s really important to get help. In our community, a lot of people don’t know what dementia is, we don’t even have a word for it. This means that lots of people with the disease run the risk of being forgotten.”
Within each of the films, medical experts, people affected by dementia and members of the relevant communities explain what dementia is, outline how people can gain a diagnosis and access the free support available from the Dementia Wellbeing Service.
This issue is echoed across many communities, as well as within white-British communities, and one which the films address head on.
Khadra Abdi, who cares for her mother with dementia and is active in the Somali community in Bristol says: “Many older people within our community have limited English language, and when they don’t understand what dementia is it can be very scary. These films explain about the disease and the help available in a simple, clear way, and most importantly in their native language, making it far easier for them to gain a genuine understanding of dementia, get a diagnosis from their GP and to get support from the Dementia Wellbeing Service”.
You can now view the films from our homepage or via our YouTube channel and hardcopies are available from 0117 904 5151
Posted at 09:16 on 01/08/2017
BREAKING NEWS! Our new short films talking about dementia and how you get can support in Bristol are now live!
Please click on the links under 'Dementia - Your questions answered' above
Posted at 16:11 on 31/07/2017
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