Support for people living with dementia
If you have a diagnosis of dementia or care for a person with a diagnosis, you should have access to a Care Coordinator to help you navigate and manage support.
If you are unsure who your coordinator is please contact 01344 823220.
Bracknell Forest has a number of support groups for people with dementia and their carers including:
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Age Concern
- Signal for Bracknell Forest Carers
- Triple A
- Younger People with Dementia
A full list of services can be found within the dementia directory. The Dementia Adviser Newsletter also provides information on local support groups.
Services may also be available within the Bracknell Forest iHub.
You may also find it useful to read the Our Dementia, Our Rights booklet by the DEEP Network.
Local health care services
Our local hospitals are working hard to improve support for people with dementia whilst in hospital:
- Frimley Park Hospital use a tool called the Butterfly Scheme
- the Royal Berkshire Hospital have created a pioneering dementia care environment
The Alzheimer’s Society has a 'This is Me’ support tool to help professional care givers provide person-centred care. It is suitable for use in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or a care home.
People with dementia may be entitled to a range of benefits including:
There may also be a range of other benefits which may be available - you can browse benefits on GOV.UK.
You may be entitled to a discount on your council tax bill - read more about discounts for disabled people on GOV.UK.
Carers may be entitled to benefits - you can read more about Carers Allowance on GOV.UK.
People with severe mental impairment are not counted for council tax purposes - read our webpage on discounts for people who aren't counted.