Support for people with Dementia

Derby City Dementia Service

If you live in the Derby City area and you, or a member of your family, or a person you care for, experience the symptoms of dementia, then Making Space can support you to live an active and fulfilled life.

Making Space has a clear vision: that you have the right to continue doing what you have always done, for as long as possible.

Visit the Making Space website for more information on the support they offer.

Alternatively you can contact the Alzheimer's Society's National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 for information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations. The helpline is usually open:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The Hardy Group – “Life Doesn’t End with Dementia”

The Hardy Group is centred on Derby and its surrounding areas. It is a thriving group of people living with dementia as well as current and past carers who, through their own experiences, support each other along their journey with dementia.

The group has a very wide age range from the under 60s to the over 90s!

They hold light-hearted social meetings and organise trips out to help all our members stay socially, physically and mentally active so that they can (and do!) live well with dementia. For more information visit the Hardy Group website

Young Onset Dementia

Dementia is a life-changing condition to have at any age, but when you are young (working age) and believe you have a long and full life ahead of you, it presents different challenges. The period before and after diagnosis may be a very emotional time, as people adjust to living life with dementia. It is estimated that there are 42,325 people in the UK who have been diagnosed with young onset dementia. (Ref Dementia UK, 2nd edition 2014, Alzheimer’s Society). They represent around 5% of the 850,000 people with dementia.

The Young Onset Dementia Network provides information and advice about the condition that can help people positively manage their dementia. There is also a local group run by Making Space that meets at Elvaston Castle on the first Saturday of the month, contact Making Space on 01332 497640 or email Derbycity.dementia-services@makingspace.co.uk for more details or download a copy of the Young Dementia UK Leaflet.

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