Dorset has an ageing population meaning the number of people living for longer and with dementia is increasing. The NHS, local councils and charities provide support to people with dementia and their carers. This ranges from medical diagnosis to memory cafes to dementia-friendly singing groups. There is sure to be a service in the region to help you.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings interactive musical workshops to dementia patients in hospital across the South West. The music group has been shown to bring positive effects on relaxation, distraction, engagement and agitation.
Caring for someone with dementia can prove exhausting at times. You should never feel like you are struggling alone! Across Dorset, there are support networks in place including carers groups and dementia-friendly communities. Meeting others in the same posistion can