Aylesbury Alzheimers society want to remind service users they are not alone during Coronavirus pandemic

The Memory Support Service at Alzheimer's Society want to remind service users they are not alone during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 12:26 pm
The Memory Support Service at Alzheimer's Society want to remind service users they are not alone during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus is having a serious impact on people who use the service, who are struggling to get the support they need during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Service manager Linda Goddard said that the AS wants to remind people who may need help that they are still here for them.

She said: “Being diagnosed with dementia can be a daunting and bewildering experience but memory support workers enable people to take control of their lives and make sense of what is happening to them.”

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The service helps people with the condition to understand how to manage benefits, and gain a wider understanding of how the disease progresses.

Linda added: "We stress the important of getting your financial affairs in order - Memory Support Workers are there to explain about the condition but also signpost people to other support services available.”

Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for the person with dementia or memory problems and those around them.

Coronavirus is making daily life much harder.

But, the Memory Support Service at Alzheimer’s Society in Buckinghamshire are ready to support and give advice to anyone with memory worries, those living with

dementia and carers.

Andrew Liversidge, Memory Support Worker from AS said: "The Memory Support Service team at Alzheimer’s Society Buckinghamshire are still here for people affected by dementia as well as people who are concerned about their memories.

"Although we are unable to take referrals for Memory Screening Assessments or support visits in peoples home we are still supporting people over the phone, by Skype and email.

"The team of Memory Support Workers are working hard to deliver guidance and information to people who need support relating to dementia and memory loss.

"We are able to give advice regarding coronavirus and tips if dementia makes it difficult to follow NHS or government advice. We can also signpost to other reliable sources for shopping, picking up prescriptions, etc."

For more information on dementia and coronavirus, visit alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19Nationally, Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Connect support line is a new, free, personalised support service to provide information on the right support, from local help to phone and online advice.

For support, call 0333 150 3456 or visit alzheimers.org.uk for more information.