Dementia

Dementia affects everyone differently. So whether you, a loved one, a friend or neighbour needs dementia support, the Dementia Support Service in Bucks is here for you.

The service works with the Dementia Connect service at Alzheimer’s Society and connects you to a whole range of dementia support, by phone, online and face to face. It’s free, easy to access, and puts you in touch with our Dementia Advisers. They will connect you to the support you need, from local help to telephone and online advice.

Just call 0333 150 3456 or go to dementiaconnect.alzheimers.org.uk

The easy to access, Dementia Support Service for people affected by dementia includes telephone support, face to face visits, group information sessions and self-management tools which include an online community, publications and factsheets and a directory of services. We also provide information and support for people who are experiencing memory difficulties.

Here are a few examples of the support provided:

  • emotional support when things get tough
  • connecting you to local support groups
  • help to understand and live with dementia/memory loss, including coping techniques
  • support with everyday living, such as accessing benefits
  • help with legal and financial documents

Phone support:

Our Dementia Advisers are available on the phone to give you the support you need. They will offer you the option of regular calls so we can keep in touch and help meet your changing support needs. Support Line Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 9:00am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Face to Face support:

Our local Dementia Advisers in Buckinghamshire can meet you to offer further support, practical advice and information. We can also connect you with other face to face services in your area.

Online support:

Online support is available round the clock through our website. Find support materials to download or order, chat to others in a similar situation on our online community Talking Point, and search for local services through our online directory

Information sessions:

Memory Information and Post Diagnosis Information sessions are delivered by experienced Dementia Advisers, virtually and in the community several times a year. Email bucks.memorysupport@nhs.net or call 01296 718956 to find out more.

The Dementia Support Service is delivered by Alzheimer’s Society on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council and in partnership with NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group [CCG].