Dementia Pop Up Clinics (Dementia Navigators)
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
Dementia Connect is arriving in Coventry 6th April 2020
Alzheimer’s Society’s exciting new offer (endorsed in the NHS long-term care plan) is open to Coventry and Warwickshire patients from April 6th 2020.
Expert Dementia Advisers will provide information and link patients into local resources through telephone support.
Locally based Dementia Advisors will continue to offer face to face support – exploring issues associated with living with dementia including:
- Planning financial and legal futures
- Coping day to day
- Understanding dementia
- Navigating the health and social care system
- Carer support and coping strategies
Alzheimer’s Society will keep in touch with every patient regularly for reassurance, and to identify issues to prevent crises and increased demand on services.
To refer gain your patient’s consent and simply follow this link alzheimers.org.uk/referralform and enter in some basic details.
Alternatively, signpost your patients through the new number: 0333 150 345
Your GP practice will shortly receive a Dementia Connect information pack and will also be contacted with an offer to come to talk to your team about the benefits Dementia Connect can offer you and your patients.
Contact Dementia Connect for more informationt: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on additional services available in Coventry and Warwickshire please contact: email@example.com
Dementia Connect in Warwickshire
Dementia Connect in Warwickshire is available for everyone affected by dementia.
It offers practical and emotional support and can ensure people can access the wide range of additional support that can help them to live well with dementia (for example, community support services, assistive technology, training and awareness sessions covering how dementia can affect a person and what can help overcome challenges, financial support etc).
This service is commissioned by Warwickshire County Council and delivered by Alzheimer’s Society across Warwickshire.
People affected by dementia (whether they have a diagnosis or are a carer) can self-refer to Dementia Connect.
Practitioners can pass on the Dementia Connect contact number (charged at local rates): 0333 150 3456.
Further details on how to contact the service and opening times are on the attached resource.
- Dementia connect leaflet
- Dementia Connect Referral Guide
- Dementia 24/7 support in Warwickshire leaflet
Professional referrals are also welcomed and are easy to make.
This 2 minute video explains how to set up a referral ID and how to make referrals.
A pdf with further information is also attached.
To make a referral, after gaining the person’s consent, follow this link www.alzheimers.org.uk/make-a-referral and enter some basic details.
A Dementia Advisor will then contact the person.