Provides the National Dementia Helpline and online information and support.
Use our dementia directory to find local support services for people with dementia and their carers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through the Admiral Nurse service.
The Kirklees Dementia Hub is an information and advice service for people living with Dementia, carers and family members. We provide information on local and national organisations available to help and support you.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Continually supported and developed by Dementia UK, they provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. Telephone number 01484 343126
Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire offer a respite or sitting service & also delivers groups for people with dementia.
Telephone number: 01484 537036
CLEAR or Community Links provide activities for people living with dementia. Telephone number: 01484 519097
A Kirklees service, Community Links they will help find groups you can attend and also go with you the first time if you need them to. Telephone number: 01484 225224
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Please contact MTomaszewicz@ageukck.org.uk or telephone 07906 296198 for details of local events arranged by Dementia Friends.
Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with dementia? Join Dementia Talking Point to share experiences with other people affected by dementia.
The Denby Dale Centre hosts regular groups for people with early to mid stages of dementia. Telephone number: 01484 860077
A New Dementia-Friendly TV Service
The charity My Life Films have launched a new dementia-friendly TV service and offer free access to the service for a 3-month period. This can be used by people with dementia anywhere in the UK either in care homes or private residences and is basically Netflix for people living with dementia. There is a variety of content including animal and nature programmes, gardens, feelgood programmes, lots of quizzes, archive news, popular tv shows from 1960s & 1970s and more. This is a not-for-profit service and launched by charity My Life Films who specialise in using filmmaking to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. The charity are offering this service free for three months and then a £4 per month subscription. More information here: https://mylifefilms.org/my-life-tv/
Help and support for people with dementia
The Happy Memories Group and The Thursday Friends Group are weekly activity groups for people with a dementia-type illness and their carers. They are active, lively groups, with activities designed to stimulate and exercise both body and mind.
HOOT creative arts hold regular creative groups for people with dementia - and their carers. Telephone number: 01484 516224
Kirkwood Hospice provides emotional & peer support as well as pre & post bereavement support for people with a life-limiting illness (and their carers). Telephone number: 01484 557910
This group led by professionals and dedicated volunteers meets every Friday between 10.30am and 2.30pm, supporting people with memory problems and other related symptoms.