In 2014 a number of organisations in Kendal came together to form the Kendal Dementia Action Alliance (KDAA)
Our aim is straightforward: to make radical improvements in the life of people with dementia and their carers in our community.
We have received official recognition, under a scheme administered by Alzheimer’s Society, as being a town working towards becoming dementia-friendly (and are the first town in Cumbria to be so recognised).
After listening to people with dementia and their carers, and consulting with others, we have decided that the first major step we should take is to produce a directory of information and services offered to people affected by dementia (both those who have been diagnosed with it and their carers). The directory will be available online and Kendal Library will make a paper copy available on request.
Dementia Connect is Alzheimer’s Scoiety’s new and improved dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With over 4,000 listings of local information, supprot and services, it’s the most comprehensive and easy-to-use online directory of its kind. Enter your postcode to find voluntary, statutory and private services nearest and most relevant to you. Each listing includes a map and a clear, essential information about that service.
National Dementia Helpline
If you have any concerns about any form of dementia, Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.
The Helpline is normally open 9:00am to 8:00pm on Monday to Wednesday; 9:00am to 5:00pm on Thursday & Friday; 10:00am to 4:00pm at weekends.
Talking Point is Alzheimer’s Society’s online discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia. It’s a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
Other website that may be of interest
www.gloriousopportunity.org discusses dementia issues from the inside perspective of someone with the diagnosis.
www.playlistforlife.org.uk ‘Being able to respond to music is the one thing dementia cannot destory. Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on and ipod for people with dementia.’
www.unforgettable.org ‘aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specialised products, practical advice and a supportive community.’
Get in touch with Kendal Directory
If you would like any more information or would like to contact Kendal Directory, please use the contact form below, give us as much information as possible, include your contact details and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible: