At present, our dementia support group services are somewhat limited where we cannot go out and visit our clients. Nevertheless, we are keeping contact with this community and are transitioning our dementia support services to an online platform to be in touch with everyone in the current climate.
If you would like to get involved with one of the groups or get some advice about dementia, please contact:
Living with, and caring for those affected by, dementia can be challenging and frustrating. At Irish Community Services, we recognise the importance and value of providing culturally sensitive support, which can help to re-awaken memories and provide a calming sense of reconnection with a shared Irish background.
The Herbert Protocol, supported by the Metropolitan Police is a document that captures information about a vulnerable family member or friend living with dementia. In the event of a loved one going missing it can be shared with the police and saves precious time in locating them.
Completing the form in advance alleviates the stress of answering questions that can take up precious time, avoids omitting vital details and allows the police to start the process of looking for your loved one earlier.
The form contains essential contact information, medication, background history, and a photograph. Once completed the form can be kept safely at home or handed to local police for safe keeping.
As ever if you have questions or need any support at this time please get in touch.