New dementia service has been big success

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TWO services for people with dementia have got off to a good start, say organisers.

Just nine weeks ago, the weekly Dementia Advice Service and Fareham and Sarisbury Carers’ Support Group were launched at Fareham Community Hospital by the Alzheimer’s Society.

The two new services are run for people with dementia, their families and carers.

On average, 18 people attend the carer support group each week.

Kellyn Weir, Alzheimer’s Society dementia advisor for the area, said: ‘Each person’s journey of dementia is different and many people are not aware of the services available.

‘The groups are going from strength to strength and I am thrilled with the uptake of the service.’

For more information on the services email portsmouth@alzheimers.org.uk