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 'locate a club' search facility on this page of the RIBI web site.  Top-right of the 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.

Dementia Carers' Pathways - Main Document

Record sheets:

Emergency details

Quick reference contacts

Record of Medical Treatments

Record of Calls and Conversations

Appendix 2:

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.

Regional details

Please note that there are some instances where the 'county / region' and the 'council admin area' will be the same, e.g., States of Guernsey.

Rotary Clubs - What you can do:

Data collection

Information distribution

Members Login:

Stop Press:

NHS Dental Fines Scandal

An NHS automated system has been incorrectly fining people with dementia.  Read the full article here on the BBC News website.

Barnstaple Link Rotary Club

The club is launching a new project to help people with dementia which will complement the activities of Barnstaple's Memory Café.  Read more...

MHA launch Joyce's Music Video

MHA have launched Joyce's music video on YouTube showing the power of music therapy in helping people with dementia.

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.

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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