Support

A dementia diagnosis can come as a shock to the person with the condition and those around them.   We can support you. 

Care planning

Following a diagnosis of dementia, you should have a care plan. This should set out what sort of care you and people who care for you might need. 

Your care plan should include:

  • how you can keep doing the things that are important to you for as long as possible

  • information about services that can help you and how to access them

  • any health conditions you have that need regular monitoring

  • the name of a health or social care person who will coordinate the different kinds of support you may need

Still You can help you plan for the future and co-ordinate the support you need. 

Essential Skills Groups for family carers

We offer monthly skills groups for caregivers to give you the skills you need to help your loved one.   These take place on either a Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening or Wednesday evening.  Please look at our groups/classes page to find out more details. 

Needs assessment

If you find you need help to manage everyday tasks like washing, dressing or cooking, you may be eligible for a needs assessment from your local social services department.   Still you can provide a report to help outline your needs and situation.  

If the needs assessment identifies you need help such as a carer to help with personal care (washing and dressing), meals delivered to your home (meals on wheels), or a personal alarm, you will then have a financial assessment (means test) completed by your local social services team to see how much you'll contribute to the cost of your care.

Carer's Allowance

If you're caring for someone with dementia, you may also be eligible for Carer's Allowance and support from your local council. Before you receive any help from your local council, you should ask for a carer's assessment.   

 

If a person with dementia has care needs that relate mainly to their health, they may qualify for free NHS continuing care, which will be assessed by NHS staff.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.  It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need because of your disability.    You could get help with personal support if you’re both:

You do not have to have someone caring for you in order to claim.

Coming Soon ....

On our facebook page MK Dementia Hub.  There will be links to organisations that can also help and support you and your family. 

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