Hampshire has an ageing population; therefore the number of those living with dementia is increasing. The NHS and local charities have support systems in place to improve quality of life for those living with the condition, and their carers. From memory clinics to dementia cafes, there is sure to be a service to suit your needs.
We meet Stephen Johns at Solent Mind who heads up the Remind Team in Portsmouth, supporting local people with dementia. Stephen gives us an insight into the work Mind carry out and the key challenges.
Caring for someone with dementia can prove to be extremely difficult and stressful at times. However, you should never feel like you are alone. In Hampshire, there is a network of Dementia-friendly communities and local support groups, to help you and the person you care for.