Dementia allies

Dementia Allies are people living with dementia who want to support you with your diagnosis.

Have you been diagnosed with dementia? Would you like to talk to someone who has been diagnosed themselves?

After a diagnosis of dementia, it may feel like your world has been turned upside down. Many people report feeling completely alone, not knowing who or where to turn to for support.

We know what it’s like. We’ve been there and can support you by sharing our experiences of how we coped after diagnosis.

We do this by meeting with you to:

  • Listen
  • Share our own experiences of being diagnosed
  • Talk about how we found support
  • Share what has continued to help us adjust to life with
    dementia.

We can also give you practical advice and help you to find information about:

  • Concessions
  • Completing different benefit and legal forms
  • Health and social care support
  • Post diagnostic support groups
  • Social groups
  • Engagement and empowerment groups.

There is hope out there and you can still enjoy life with dementia.

What do I need to do to meet a Dementia Ally?

To arrange an appointment with a Dementia Ally, please make contact with Emma Harman-Stanford using the details on the right hand side of the page. 

Meetings are very flexible and we can arrange a time and a place that works for you. All meetings are supported by a member of staff from the Alzheimer’s Society.

Please note this scheme is currently only available in the Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Faversham and Sandwich areas.

How do I become a Dementia Ally?

Please contact our voluntary services department using the contact details on the right hand side of this page.

Connected

Read about the Dementia Allies in the Spring 2019 edition of Connected