Resources for dementia

Useful links for onlive resources for people who want more information about dementia

Who to turn to if you are worried about someone with Dementia

There a number of organisations to support you, if you have a query or a concern, you can call Thurrock First on 01375 511000 or speak to your GP.

If you are a carer for someone who has dementia and they are in crisis, contact Thurrock First, or the Rapid Response Team on: 01277 695110 (Mon-Fri) & 07957 643140 (Sat-Sun) For more information please go to the NEFLT website

Free online cognitive function test

A free, 20-minute test has been developed for people over 50 to assess a person's chance of suffering from dementia. The quiz also gives advice on how to stay healthy and on how to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Cognitive Function Test 

Dementia in Thurrock

Thurrock is working towards becoming an accredited Dementia Action Alliance. Working with Alzheimer’s Society, the CCG, faith groups, retailers, police, fire service, council, voluntary sector and carers, we are hoping to make Thurrock a Dementia Friendly place to live. For more, visit the dementia action website

Thurrock CCG is also committed to having all its staff trained to be Dementia Friends

Alzheimer's Society

The difference a dementia adviser can make - Information on dementia advisors and how they can help

Alzheimer's Society You Tube channel - A wide selection of helpful videos is available here

Interactive infographic - For dementia stats including prevalence by age and region, plus information about the financial cost

'Brain tour' - Information on what different parts of the brain do and how the regions are affected by dementia

NHS website

Alzheimer's disease - More information from the NHS website on Alzheimer's disease

Living with dementia - Some advice on living with dementia

Early onset dementia - Information on how dementia affects pre-retirement age people

Other links

The below links have useful information for well known organisations here in the UK. They provide information, advice and support for people with dementia, their friends and family:

www.alzheimers.org.uk (UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today)

www.dementiauk.org (provides specialist dementia support for families through Admiral Nurse service)

ena.co.uk/news/caring-for-someone-with-dementia-a-guide-2/ (more information on dementia, including symptoms, causes, how to talk to someone with dementia and what options are available for dementia care)

Care homes - Information on care homes

Safeguarding Adults - Information on abuse and neglect in vulnerable adults, including how safeguarding concerns are raised and investigated.

Mental Health Support - Find out more about mental health services in Thurrock

Support for Carers 

Thurrock Mind carer support: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and phone 01375 659172 - Service that provides information, advice and support to carers in Thurrock

Carers UK - National charity providing expert advice, information and support

Thurrock Young Carers - support for carers aged 8 - 18 years old