There is a wide range of support available if you have dementia or memory loss or if you are looking after someone with dementia or memory loss.

It’s really important to get the support you need to stay as healthy and independent as you can. If you are developing dementia you may want to find out about how you can get support to stay in your own home. You can also find out how to get information and advice about care and support to help make life easier.

It may give you peace of mind to find out about how to arrange for someone to handle your affairs if a time comes when you can’t make informed decisions.

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Wellbeing Options supports people in Bath and North East Somerset to live full and independent lives. Here you will find information about local care providers, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources

There is no known cure for dementia but some treatments can help slow down its effects or help you cope with its symptoms. Treatment may be medication or psychological therapies or a mix of both. Find out more about treatment for dementia from NHS Choices.

See your local GP if you are worried that you may have dementia. Find out more about the symptoms of dementia and treatment of the condition.

Find out about how to get information and advice about care and support to get the help you need including emergency help devices and adaptations to your home.

The Guideposts Trust is our key information provider about support for people with dementia.

The Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) will diagnose and support people with dementia and their families and carers to cope with a diagnosis of dementia. 

If you want to find out about alternative housing, look at our section where should I live? for information about extra care housing, care homes and more.

Other local support includes home care, befriending, peer support, carers’ support, singing for the brain and memory cafés. Find out more about things to do during the day on our page about what’s on locally for people with dementia and their carers.

If you have been in hospital and will soon be going home, find out more about the specialist dementia home from hospital service.

If you are looking after a family member or friend who has dementia or memory loss, it is really important that you get the support you need as well. Contact BANES Carers' Centre on 0800 038885 for an informal discussion about the caring you do. Find out more about the support available for you if you are looking after someone.

Find out more about how you can get support for looking after someone with dementia and the particular issues that dementia throws up with this useful AWP online leaflet for carers of people with dementia. 

Find the information or support you are looking for on Wellbeing Options - a website containing lots of useful information about local care providers, clubs, services and activities, along with links to other useful websites and resources.

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