What help can I get for my family and myself?
Your starting point is the comprehensive Dementia Carers' Pathways document.
Dementia Carers' Pathways has been written by two gentlemen who found themselves faced with having to care for loved ones and came to realise the difficulties experienced in finding timely and correct information.
So that others might benefit from their experiences, they put many hours in to compiling this document, which is being distributed nationally via this web site.
Dementia Carers' Pathways is a document in two parts. The main document which is general in nature and includes appendix 1, and appendix 2 which is generated separately from details held in the REPoD database. This appendix 2 not only holds a list of national telephone numbers, web sites, etc. but is also tailored to your region / council administrative area.
The regional and local information in appendix 2 is reliant on Rotary Clubs across the country getting involved and compiling that information. If after generating appendix 2 you find that regional and local information is missing, then please contact your local Rotary Club and ask them to get involved.
You can find a Rotary Club or Clubs near you by using the 'find a club' search facility on the home page of the RIBI web site. Bottom-left of the 'Home' page.
You will also find it invaluable to download the various record sheets. Their use will make your life a lot easier as time progresses.
In order to generate appendix 2, you need to select your region and administrative authority from the fields below. Please note that in some circumstances, because of the way the government has set up various authorities, these will both be the same.
Rotary Clubs - What you can do:
Dementia Friendly Communities
Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities. To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page. You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)
Service Above Self
It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception. We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.
Hands across the water
The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK. Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.
Funding dementia research
The government has announced an increase into funding dementia research. Dementia research funding set to rise to £66m by 2015. - BBC News web site
Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.
RIBI Conference 2011 - Speech
This is a PDF transcript of the speech given by Geri Parlby about dementia and REPoD's activities at the RIBI Conference in Dublin.
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