Dementia Navigators will provide early intervention and preventative post diagnosis support through:
- A single point of access to information and advice following a diagnosis of dementia or to those going through the diagnosis journey
- Signposting to support services available in a person’s locality e.g. dementia cafes or carers support groups
- Practical and emotional support to people with dementia diagnosis and their carers
- Signposting to or provision of training around dementia awareness and coping strategies for family carers
People can self refer to the service, or be referred by their GP, health or social care staff.
There will be four (full time equivalent) Dementia Navigators covering all the county. Contact with the service will be via telephone, email and/or face to face depending on individual needs and preferences. The Dementia Navigators service will be provided by Alzheimer’s Society Warwickshire (Tel. 01926 888899).
In addition to the services outlined above, there are also a range of other initiatives and services in Warwickshire to support people to live well with Dementia.
Please visit Coventry and Warwickshire Living Well with Dementia portal for more details: www.livingwellwithdementia.org, or contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaflets are available here:
Dementia Navigator leaflet one
Dementia Navigator leaflet two