The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub is a ‘one-stop shop’ for information, advice and practical support.
It’s a joint initiative between Clifton Hospital, Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance, Trinity Hospice and Lancaster University. It’s supported by Blackpool Council, The Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Blackpool Carers and many others.
Dementia is a collection of symptoms caused by conditions which affect the brain. It affects mental abilities such as memory and thinking as well as behaviour. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
Here in Lancashire more than 10,000 people have been diagnosed with dementia. It’s thought that the actual figure could be much higher. This means that thousands of people who could have dementia aren’t accessing treatments and support. It could help them to live well with the condition.
The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub
It’s a fact that dementia is set to become ever more of a challenge for societies. If you’re diagnosed with a dementia, or dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, you’ll probably feel alone.
The importance of support
Post-diagnostic support is very important but sadly lacking in many cases.
You should be able to talk things over with a range of agencies to ask questions about the diagnosis and what it means for you. You should have access to information on how to stay physically and mentally well in your own home.
Information on the help and support available, but is often poorly signposted.
Making it easier to find help
The Fylde Coast Dementia Hub aims to fill this gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, someone with dementia.
With clear and sensible information it helps people with dementia and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy for as long as possible. You’ll get information about recognising symptoms, the latest research and treatment. Getting help, managing financially, staying at home, being a carer, staying positive and much more.
The ‘drop in’ sessions are useful for anyone wanting to find out more. People living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia, with concerns about their memory or simply interested in finding out more.
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Dates for Fylde Coast Dementia Hub in 2019
These are all Fridays, except where stated
- 25 January 2019 1-3pm: Trinity Hospice, Bispham FY2 0BG
- 22 February 2019 1-3pm: Trinity Hospice, Bispham FY2 0BG
- 29 March 2019 1-3pm: Poulton Methodist Church FY6 7ST
- 26 April 2019 1-3pm: The Grange, Blackpool FY3 7RW
- 31 May 2019 1-3pm: Fleetwood Fire Station FY7 6UJ
- 28 June 2019 1-3pm: Forest Gate Fire Station, Blackpool FY3 9RA
- Thursday 25 July 2019 10-3pm: Clifton Hospital, Lytham St Annes FY8 1PB
- 30 August 2019 1-3pm: Bispham Fire Station FY2 9EA
- 27 September 2019 1-3pm: St Anne’s Fire Station FY8 2JQ
- 25 October 2019 1-3pm: Preesall St Oswald’s Church Hall FY6 0DU
- 29 November 2019 1-3pm: Trinity Hospice, Bispham FY2 0BG
More about Fylde Coast Dementia Hub
The Hub builds on the existing work of dementia-specialist organisations which already have a strong presence in the area.
It’s an important part of providing early intervention and focus on maintaining independence in the community. It provides advice from the memory clinic, nurses, financial planners, benefits advisors, lawyers, researchers, carer support. Plus it’s a chance for people living with the conditions and their families to get together.
Dementia doesn’t take favourites – it can affect any of us and can completely change your family’s life.
The Dementia Hub aims to make life easier for families whose loved ones are suffering from dementia. It offers support and advice on coping with the illness. There’s no need for your family to cope with dementia on your own. Support is out there for you and visiting the dementia hub can help you to live with the illness.
Dr Penny Foulds, Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University and founder of the Defying Dementia campaign says “Research has revealed that early diagnosis can help people and their carers live well with dementia. We recognise people with dementia, and those who care for them, can feel isolated and often don’t know where to turn at a very difficult time. This initiative is about helping our community know where to go for information and services when a diagnosis is made, or even before if they are worried about a loved one.”
Fylde Coast Dementia Hub on Facebook
Fylde Coast Dementia Hub website.
These events are not organised by Visit Fylde Coast. All details correct at time of publication.
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