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The City of York dementia strategy, ‘Dementia Together’, was launched in September 2022. The strategy has been shaped by engagement with citizens of York, and those organisations who provide support to people with dementia, their family and, or carers. Here are the achievements and actions from the first year of the strategy

'Dementia Together' highlights the challenges and opportunities for the city in terms of preventing dementia, diagnosing it well, helping people to live and be supported well with the condition, and ultimately supporting people to die well.

At the moment, the strategy is available in full, and as a plan on a page. An easy read format will follow.  

Read 'Dementia Together' - the City of York Dementia Strategy 2022-2027

Dementia Resources

Dementia Forward support people across York, and North Yorkshire. They provide a number of services and different avenues of support and information to anyone who is interested in dementia. This could be regarding a diagnosis, concerns about memory, or supporting someone living with dementia. They also provide information to people working in dementia care or just if you want to know more.

Their helpline, operates from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. The helpline number is 03300 578592 or email: info@dementiaforward.org.uk. To find out more visit the Dementia Forward website.

Healthwatch York has produced a Dementia Guide with information about what’s out there for people with dementia. This guide provides information and advice to help people:

  • Find out more about dementia
  • Find organisations that can provide advice, help, support and social activities.
  • Hear about how York is becoming more dementia friendly.

NHS Choices provides information about dementia and why it is important to get a diagnosis as well as:

The NHS Memory Service is a referral assessment for older people in York and Selby with memory concerns. NHS Memory Service

Alzheimer's Society provides information and advice as well as funding research. Call the York & Selby office on 01904 929444 Alzheimer’s Society - York & Selby. They also provide a National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122.

Age UK York provide a range of support, advice and information for older people in York. Tel: 01904 627995. Age UK York

The City of York Council website details how York is working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly City. City of York Council

Live Well York directories contain activities in the city that support people living with dementia as well as services and products for people living with dementia.

York Minds and Voices are part of the national Dementia Voices (DEEP) network. DEEP have produced this Knowledge is Power booklet. York Minds & Voices

The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organisation working in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer's Association

House of Memories is an award-winning dementia awareness programme developed by National Museums Liverpool. The House of Memories app allows you to add in personal photographs, along with the everyday historical objects, these can be used to stimulate memory and conversation. House of Memories.

Join Dementia Research is run by theNational Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society. The service enables people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. About | Join Dementia Research (nihr.ac.uk)

Other useful resources include Dementia UK and North Yorkshire Police's information about Dementia and the Herbert Protocol.

Last updated: 16/10/2023

Websites you may be interested in

Dementia Forward

We are an experienced and established team supporting people with dementia and those who care for them through a range of services.

Dementia Forward

Age Friendly York

We recognise that good decisions require everyone to be involved. We have established an Age Friendly Citizen Group which meets on the first Thursday of every month (10.15am) at St. Sampson’s Centre

Age Friendly York

Alzheimer's Society

Our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.

Alzheimer's Society