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Dementia

Support in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

If you have concerns about your memory or if you have noticed changes in your ability to manage everyday tasks then please speak to your GP, there is help and support available.

In Stoke-on-Trent, we are working with our partners to improve services and support for people living with dementia and their carers.  The Stoke-on-Trent Joint Dementia Strategy was developed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with health, voluntary and community organisations.  

Click here to view the Stoke-on-Trent Joint Dementia Strategy.

With access to the right support, treatment and care people can live well with dementia.

A list of support services can be found below:

 

Marrow House

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has developed a specialist integrated health and social care dementia centre called Marrow House. The centre brings together specialist dementia services and professionals under one roof. These services include:

  • memory services which provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, review and follow-up checks for people living with dementia;
  • the Community Mental Health Team, which provides assessment, treatment, care management and review services for you and others who may have a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, dementia and other mental health illnesses related to older age; and
  • dementia reablement services that can support you to regain skills and confidence to maximise your independence and remain living in your own home for longer.

The centre also has an information and advice area that people living with dementia and their carers can use to access information, support and advice from people who are compassionate and knowledgeable about dementia. 

 

Dementia Friends

We want Stoke-on-Trent to become a Dementia Friendly City. Achieving this means working together as a city.  Please visit and like the Dementia Network Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Facebook Page for all our latest campaigns and information.

Click here to find out about more and to see how you can become a Dementia Friend.

 

Resources for young-onset dementia

Young-onset dementia - Find out about what young-onset dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. 

What causes young-onset dementia? - The causes of young-onset dementia are different from those in older people. The young-onset of some of the most common types of dementia are described on this page.

Diagnosing young-onset dementia - Getting an accurate diagnosis is important but can take longer for a younger person. Read more about being referred to a specialist and genetic testing. 

Living with dementia as a younger person - The issues faced by someone with young-onset dementia will be very different to those experienced by someone older. This page includes information on talking to children about a diagnosis, driving and any benefit entitlements. 

Treatment for people with young-onset dementia - Dementia cannot be cured yet, but there are treatments and support that can help someone live well with the condition. This page has information on the different types of treatments that can help someone with their symptoms. 

Services for people with young-onset dementia - This page provides information on age appropriate services for younger people and help with locating them.

Young-onset dementia - more resources  - Other organisations that may be helpful for younger people with dementia.

For more information

You can sign up here to receive the city council’s e-newsletter dedicated to dementia care and services in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. If you have information/events that you would like promoting please email Dementia.Newsletter@stoke.gov.uk.