The Dementia Pop Up Clinics run by the Alzheimer’s Society are now relaunched and fully operational.
The Dementia Navigators would also be happy to visit GP practices to talk about the service and referral process.
Priory Gate Practice, Forrest Medical Centre, Park Leys Medical Practice and Kenyon Medical Centres are now hosting monthly ‘Dementia Pop-up Clinics’ with Alzheimer’s Society.
This follows the success of a CCG funded pilot project in 2017, where the patients attending the clinics felt that the appointments within GP surgeries were both beneficial and accessible.
A diagnosis of dementia can lead to many questions for people living with dementia and carers, including wanting to understand more about the condition, how to plan for the future, how to ‘live well’ and the support/activities available in Coventry.
Dementia Navigators are specially trained workers who aim to provide anyone affected by dementia with the information and support they require, including linking people into both Alzheimer’s Society services and other support as needed.
They understand that as the condition progresses new issues can arise – so the door is always left open for people to access the service when they need it.
People living in the community with a dementia diagnosis and/or carers from any Coventry practice can make an appointment to see a Dementia Navigator at the host clinics.
Times/dates for the Dementia Clinics are:
Forrest Medical Centre 9:30–12:30 1st Thursday of month Tel: 02476672277
Park Leys Medical Practice (Bennetts Road) 9:30–12:30 1st Thursday of month Tel: 02476332636
Priory Gate Practice 9:30–12:30 3rd Wednesday of month Tel: 02476961370
Kenyon Medical Centres (Chase Avenue) 1:30–4:30 3rd Wednesday of month Tel: 02476307024