DON'T leave it too late to seek help; support is available locally for people with dementia, their carers, family members and friends.

Dementia prevalence in Northumberland: 5,396 diagnosed

Set to increase to more than 6,000 by 2025

Northumbria Healthcare cares for 518,000 (acute and community)

Numbers to note:

  • Adapt (North East) - 01434600599
  • Age UK Northumberland - 01670784800
  •  Alzheimer’s Society - 01670813255
  • Alzheimer’s Society dementia connect support line - 03331503456
  • British Red Cross - 01912737961
  •  Carer’s Northumberland - 01670320025
  •  Citizens Advice Northumberland - 08001448848
  • Dementia UK: Admiral Nurses - 08008886678
  • Fairnington Centre - 01434612800
  • Haydon Bridge Pharmacy - 01434435004
  • Healthwatch Northumberland - 03332408468
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - 01670536400
  • Onecall - 01670536400
  • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) - 08000320202
  • Samaritans - 116123
  • Active at Home - lorraine.henderson2@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk
  • Age UK Northumberland friendship line
  • Age UK Northumberland MCST programme
  •  Age UK Northumberland virtual events and groups
  • Alzheimer’s Society dementia adviser service
  • Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain
  • Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point
  • British Red Cross telephone befriending service
  • Cafe @ Burn Lane
  • Chess club - mrickwood@redcross.org.uk
  • Chrysalis Club Tynedale - 01434408080
  • Community Buddies - 01661844456
  •  Corbridge memory cafe - 07803955148
  • Dementia carer’s lunch group - 07816532269
  • Forum Cinema dementia-friendly screenings - 01434601144
  • Goldies Live - www.goldieslive.com
  • GP referral scheme - 01670620200
  • Haltwhistle memory cafe - 07816532269
  • Health and wellbeing classes - 01670784800
  • Hexham Abbey Silver Screen - 01434602031
  • Hextol Foundation - 01434605523
  •  Home Instead Tyne Valley - 01434693700
  • Inspired Pots - 01434605649
  • Karbon Homes Silver Talk - 01912238662
  •  Let’s Get Growing - 0776224438
  • Let’s Sing - 01434607490
  • Lunch clubs Age UK Northumberland - 01670784800
  • Luncheon club in Hexham - 01434602707
  • Movement for your Mind - 07943804161
  • Northumberland Libraries - 01670620450
  • Open Arms - 01434602707
  • Pen Pals - 07808243708
  • Public speaking club, questions, quiz and funnies - 07808243708
  • Reading Friends: 01670620450
  • Relatively Speaking support group - 07599831330
  • Riding Mill drop-in - 07587068210
  • ShineCare - 01916531977
  • Stocksfield Monday drop-in, Tuesday club, Friendly Fridays - 01661843081
  • Sycamore Counselling Service - 07939493030
  • Tynedale Hospice at Home - 01434600388
  • Tynedale Mental Health friends and family drop-in - tdmhdropin@gmail.com
  • Wellbeing walks - Active Northumberland
  • Wentworth Leisure Centre
  • Music For Dementia Radio
  • BBC Music Memories and BBC Memory Radio
  • Contended Dementia

With thanks to Adele Kinsella.