Information about dementia and support if you are worried about your own, or someone else's memory
The Alzheimer's Society booklet Worried about your memory? will help you understand more about memory loss so that you can seek advice and, if necessary, get treatment and support. Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. Memory loss can be an effect of ageing or a symptom of stress or depression.
Updated April 2017
Whether you are interested in dementia information, would like to connect with others, looking for health and social care professional support, or need help planning for the future, Dementia Together aims to help with all aspects of dementia care in Suffolk.
The service provides:
- Comprehensive information on all aspects of the condition
- Access to support services
- Expert practical guidance on how to navigate services, support, and decisions
- self-referral process for individuals, families and professionals
- Support to manage and live well with the condition
- Information, Navigation & Support for communities, professionals, and businesses
Provided by Sue Ryder, the service will mean people will only need to tell their story once to access help across the county.
Contact Dementia Together on:
Freephone: 08081 688 000
Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10am – 4pm
There are many organisations and services to support people with dementia, their families and family carers in Suffolk, including
Age UK Suffolk dementia services
Dementia Together Suffolk Helpline. Call free on 08081 688 000 to talk to trained staff and volunteers during office hours and at weekends.
Other support groups and services in Suffolk and further afield are listed here.
Contact Customer First if you need help to find out what care and support is available locally.
Dementia Gateway a website for anyone who wants to understand dementia better: what it is, what it means for daily life, and what can be done to better support those living with dementia, including family and friends
Down's Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease information from the Down's Syndrome Association
How to help people with dementia A guide for customer services staff, but equally useful to anyone who comes into contact with a person with dementia
Dementia videos on social care TV. A series of videos made by the Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Dementia advice in different languages can be found on the Alzheimer's society's website
Equipment and assistive technology to help support the independence and leisure opportunities of people with dementia is available from
Getting equipped to tackle forgetfulness - A guide for the family and friends of people experiencing memory problems and confusion to the wide range of equipment, gadgets and technology available
There are telephone services available to give a reminders, eg to take medication. These can be automated or personal calls, such as
Just checking an easy-to-use online activity monitoring system that helps people who are becoming forgetful stay independent in their own home
Unforgettable.org offers product information, helpful articles and expert advice, the latest dementia and memory loss news, a chance to share your experiences and find reassurance in a friendly community
The Open Dementia Programme is for anyone who comes into contact with dementia and provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with it. The modules are interactive and include text, audio and video
Talking Point An online support and discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia