Living Well With Dementia

People with dementia can live independent lives. There are many ways they can be supported to remain at home. Through the Darlington Dementia Action Alliance [external link], local shops, banks and other businesses are working together to make Darlington a Dementia Friendly Community [external link].

  • The Darlington Dementia Action Alliance [external link] also produces a monthly newsletter which has details of all the events, groups and activities taking place.
  • Dementia Friendly Darlington [PDF document] is a partnership of public, private and voluntary sector organisations working together with the aim of making Darlington and surrounding areas dementia friendly. 
  • The Dementia Friends Initiative [external link] is a good way to find out more about what it is like to live with dementia and how you can help.
  • The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust [external link] offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with dementia.

Adult Social Care also supports people with an assessed eligible social care need via a range of services. If you have been assessed as being eligible for social care funded support, a Financial Assessment will need to be carried out to see if you can get help towards the cost of your support. You can find out more information on the financial assessment.

Services and support are available for people with dementia. The range is quite varied and support can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual. In addition, the Alzheimer's Society offer a range of daily living aids which are particularly useful for people with dementia. For more information visit the Alzheimer's Society website [external link].