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Free needs assessment
Needs assessments are for adults (18 years of age or over) who may need help because of a disability, ill health or old age. Anyone who appears to have a need for care or support can have a needs assessment, regardless of the ‘level’ of those needs or the person’s financial resources. Even if you as the carer are providing all the care the person needs, they are still entitled to an assessment.
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A document written for GPs and practice nurses but we feel could be useful to anyone who is interested. The document describes what dementia is, the different types, the general way that it is diagnosed and what can happen after diagnosis. Ask your GP or practice nurse if you have any questions.
Dementia Revealed (PDF)
Together Dementia support
Weekly groups in Moss Side, Chorlton and Whalley Range that offer support, friendship and activities to people who are living with dementia and to their carers including a gospel choir and a walk & talk group.
Please contact Sally Ferris on the numbers below or visit the website for full details.
0161 226 718
Together Dementia Support
Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. Whether you attend a face-to-face session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.
Dementia UK admiral nurses
Specialist Mental Health Nurses that work with family carers and people with dementia, in the community and other settings: individual/family work, Post-Diagnostic Support Groups (PDSG), and Carer’s Workshops and a local programme of Dementia Café’s.
Admiral Nursing Direct Helpline
0845 257 9406
Central Manchester Admiral Nurse, Stephanie
Dementia friendly swimming
Swimming times that enhance the swimming experience of those living with dementia, along with their carers.
Dementia friendly group
A Dementia Friendly Group for Whalley Range, Chorlton and Fallowfield meets regularly at JNR8 Whalley Range Community Forum.
DemTalk – Dementia toolkit for effective communication
Online toolkit that offers free advice and shares ideas about how everyone can make communication easier and better. Different versions of the toolkit are tailored for different people: family carers, social carers, health or care professional.
Offers a support service for people in Manchester who have issues around mental health, elderly people who are showing early signs of dementia and people at risk of becoming socially isolated.
Alzheimer’s Society- Assistive technology and dementia
Find out what assistive technology is and how it could help make living with dementia easier.
What is assistive technology?
Marion Lauder House
A private company that provides day care and respite breaks for carers in a dedicated residential dementia care unit near Manchester Airport.