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Supported by our Hospice Admiral Nurse and Dementia Team our Dementia Support Group provides a supportive and relaxing environment for people living with dementia and their carers to socialise, participate in enjoyable activities, access information and advice and share their experiences with others who may be experiencing similar situations.

Family members and others caring for people living with dementia often experience high levels of stress.

We understand that accessing support groups can be difficult for carers and considering this we very much welcome your loved ones to the group also. This group provides people living with dementia an opportunity to socialise with others and their Carer too.

We offer a variety of dementia friendly activities supported by Hospice staff and volunteers such as games, sing a longs and gentle exercise. These activities can help someone living with dementia to keep both physically and mentally active. Engaging in mental and social activities and connecting with others is so important, it can help to keep our brains active, reduce stress and improve our mood.

If you are a carer caring for someone living with dementia please come along, it would be lovely to meet you.

The Dementia Support group is delivered every Tuesday – 1pm – 2:30pm – Auckland Communal Room, Auckland, Waldridge, DH2 2UA

The group has been designed to facilitate those with Dementia where appropriate and safe. Our Community Outreach support groups do not provide clinical support but are delivered as social and educational sessions.

We also offer Dementia Support at the Hospice for those who may require more clinical support based on their individual needs.

We promote positive approaches to living well with dementia and support carers to adjust and cope with the changes that dementia brings.

The Dementia Support Team

Our Community Outreach Carer Support group provides a safe space for carers to share their experiences and to access support from other carers and from myself as the Hospice Admiral Nurse.

Admiral Nurse

A lovely story that provides a little insight into the amazing work of our Community Services providing support for those with Dementia and their Carers.

“I felt like I was able to connect with her for that session, we talked about her life, how she met her husband, where she raised her two children, her job and about her parents. It felt amazing to feel so connected in those two hours, we sat together, drank tea and played dominoes – which she won! – and we surprisingly laughed a lot. At times we circled back to the same lines of conversation. But that was fine, I listened, held her hand and It felt like an achievement to see Jen visibly relax and I knew that in the room, her husband was able to spend some time alone, or talk to Louise our Community Outreach Manager for support.

Towards the end of the session, the mood shifted again with some music, and those attending enjoyed singing or clapping. “We’ll meet again”. The session felt so relaxed, with staff and volunteers ready to listen and carefully guide activities. It was a powerful experience for me, a session so carefully crafted to support and uplift.”


Accessing our services

If you would like to join any of our Community Outreach groups, please fill out the below expression of interest form. You do not need to fill out an expression of interest form to come along to our Hospice Hub Coffee Morning.

    Expression of interest form

    Our Community Outreach Services will follow up with a short telephone assessment within 15 days of submission.

    Who is making the referral?

    If you are referring on behalf of someone else, please leave your details below.

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    Or if you would simply like to pick up the phone or send us an email please do and we can answer any questions you may have. Our contact details are just below.

    The Coffee Morning is also a great chance to drop in and chat to us in person.

    Coffee Morning – Monday, 10am – 11:30am, Chester-le-Street Parish Centre, Church Chare, DH3 3QB.

    If you would like to enquire about the Dementia support group, please contact our Community Outreach Team. 

    Mobile Number: 07523 696253