Dementia Adviser Service – Services in East Sussex

This entry was last updated: 24th February, 2017

Dementia Adviser Service

Dementia Advisers provide information about all aspects of living with dementia from the point of diagnosis and supports people to access services, enabling those with a diagnosis of dementia to be in control of their lives and live well with their dementia. They can be contacted whenever needed for further information or support.

Dementia Support Service

This home visiting services provides ongoing support and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. Service is for people with dementia, their family and carers, and gives information for Carers on how to maintain the independence of people with dementia.

Memory Support Service

This service provides sessions of Cognitive Stimulation Activities and the new Alzheimer’s Society Live Well with Dementia Programme. This programme is based on selfmanagement principles and aims to help people living with early stage dementia to develop the understanding, skills and practical tools, to empower and support them to take an active role in the management of their health and well-being. Sessions of the eight week programmes are being delivered in various locations and dates in the Hastings and Rother CCG and Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford CCG areas of East Sussex.

Carers Support Group

These peer support groups provide a friendly, supportive and safe environment to talk about dementia comfortably with others in similar circumstances. Available in various locations throughout East Sussex.

  • Bexhill, 3rd Thursday in the month, 2pm-4pm, St Marks Church Hall
  • Crowborough, 4th Wednesday in the month, 2-4pm, The Horder Centre
  • Eastbourne, 2nd Monday in the month, 1.30pm- 3.30pm, Milton Grange
  • Seaford, 2nd Tuesday in the month, 2-4pm, St James Clubhouse.

Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP)

CrISP 1 is a series of sessions for carers, family and friends of people recently diagnosed with dementia and offers effective support and up-to-date, relevant information about Dementia in a group environment.

CrISP 2 is for those who have been living with dementia for some time. Topics include: understanding dementia, legal and money matters, support and care, coping with dementia day to day and caring for those with more complex needs. These programmes are being delivered on various dates and locations across East Sussex.

See Haven Club (Eastbourne and Bexhill)

Provides day care for early onset dementia (under age 65) and gives the opportunity for people to socialise and participate in activities, suitable for those with early to moderate stage of dementia.

Meet in Eastbourne on a Monday and a Thursday, 8.30-4.30 pm. Meets in Bexhill on a Tuesday 8.30am- 4.30pm.

Singing for the Brain

This activity brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-up and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.

Befriending Service

Befriending services provide personalised companionship for people with dementia, either in their own home or during outings and activities in the community. Activities will be specific to the assessed needs and will be decided in agreement with the person with dementia.

This could include:

  • Companionship
  • Support to continue with hobbies and personal interest
  • Support to participate in leisure and social activities
  • Support to carry out regular activities such as shopping

Available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm

Sussex Helpline

The Sussex Helpline provides a wide range of quality information for people with dementia, carers, family, friends and health professional. Provides information and advice, signposting and a listening ear. Topics include getting a diagnosis, types of dementia, emotional and practical support, legal and financial information and choosing a care home. The helpline is available, 10am – 4pm on weekdays.

Volunteering

‘Through volunteering we can achieve great things’ We have lots of different volunteering opportunities at the Alzheimer’s Society, there is something for everyone. Speak to us about the volunteering opportunities in your local area; Contact us at our helpline number or speak to Louise Cruickshank- Volunteering Officer T: 01403 213015 E: volssussex@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Connect is Alzheimer’s Society’s new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia.

Contact Information

Address

East Sussex Office, Ground Floor, Beckett House, Mitre Way, Battle, TN33 0AS

Phone

01424 773687

Email

east.sussex@alzheimers.org.uk

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