Ensuring local people have input to the development and delivery of health and care services
We want to help people in Tameside and Glossop live longer, healthier lives
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.
Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. The different types of dementia tend to affect people differently, especially in the early stages. How others respond to the person, and how supportive or enabling the person’s surroundings are, also greatly affect how well someone can live with dementia. A person with dementia will have cognitive symptoms (problems with thinking or memory).
As well as these cognitive symptoms, a person with dementia will often have changes in their mood. For example, they may become frustrated or irritable, withdrawn, anxious, easily upset or unusually sad. With some types of dementia, the person may see things that are not really there (visual hallucinations) or believe things that are not true (delusions).
Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms gradually get worse over time. How quickly dementia progresses varies greatly from person to person.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have produced a Tameside Dementia Memory Clinic leaflet providing details on where to access information to enable you to live well with dementia, access education about dementia, peer support, social groups, healthy living, finance and benefits and other useful information.
There is a lot of help and support available for people who have received a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or dementia. The Memory Clinic run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed a series of leaflets to help you to find the information and support you may need following diagnosis.
The leaflets cover Tameside, Glossop and details of the Memory Information Group run by the Memory Clinic. These leaflets can be read and downloaded by clicking the links below:
Tameside Dementia information leaflet (October 2017)
Glossop Dementia information leaflet (October 2017)
Memory Information Group
Dementia Support Service in Tameside
Dementia Support Service in Glossop
We will be updating this information on a regular basis to bring you news of the Tameside and Glossop Post Diagnostic Support Offer that will be a major part of delivering the Integrated Care Organisation for Tameside and Glossop.
A report on how people affected by dementia are connected to their communities
Activities and groups in Tameside for people living with dementia and their carers
Tameside Groups for people living with dementia their family carers and friends