Dementia support comes to Skipton

People in Skipton and the Craven district affected by dementia or worried about their memory will soon be able to benefit from a new dementia support and advice service.

From April, a Dementia Support Worker from Alzheimer's Society will provide support sessions twice a month at Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton.

The sessions will run on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 10am until 1pm.
30 minute appointments will be available to ensure that patients have as much time as they need to ask questions, seek reassurance, and chat.

"People affected by dementia often don't know who to talk to about their concerns or know how to access the support that is available to them. This service is about offering an accessible facility locally.

"It is a pleasure to partner with Dyneley House who have been leaders in general practice in providing of support to people with dementia and their carers and people worried about their memory. No concern is too small, we are here to help!"

Anne Cook 
Dementia Support Worker, Alzheimer's Society                 

Antony Radley, Practice Manager at Dyneley House Surgery, added: "Our partners and staff at Dyneley House are committed to providing the highest quality care and best possible outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

"We have adapted the practice to make the surroundings more dementia-friendly and now - working in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society - we will be able to offer our patients with dementia and their carers more face-to-face support."

To book an appointment, or find out more, call Dyneley House Surgery on 01756 799811 or contact the Ripon, Harrogate and Craven Office of the Alzheimer's Society on 01423 813464.

Article courtesy of Stray FM - first published 22/03/17

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