Support for you and your family after a dementia diagnosis, with information about our partner service Dementia Forward.

After your diagnosis, you might be feeling overwhelmed, confused and sad, or anxious, nervous and not sure where to turn for help.

It's important that you consider what you want to do next. You might want to:

  • find someone to talk to;
  • find out a bit more about dementia and how your dementia might manifest;
  • attend a group or service in your area; and / or
  • think about planning for your future.

Dementia Support Service

Dementia Forward provides a number of services and different avenues of support and information to anyone interested in dementia, whether they have received a diagnosis, have concerns about their memory, support someone with memory problems, work in dementia care or just want to know more.

This service is provided for all North Yorkshire residents. You can contact Dementia Forward on 03300 578592 or find further information on the Dementia Forward website.

Adult social care

You can find more about our social care offer here. Complete our online assessment which helps you identify what type of help and support you might need and what you could do next.

Support for your carers, supporters and family

  • Our carers section gives information and support to your immediate family or whoever is directly looking after you.
  • We can offer a carers assessment which will help you identify the help you may need.
  • We can signpost you to local support groups and other advice.

During this time you will be learning how to live well with your dementia and to maximise the things you can do. Things that you might want to consider include the options for treatments, and keeping up general health including eating a balanced diet, and exercise. There's plenty of advice in our 'staying healthy' section.

More useful links

Support at your local library

The library service aims to support the health and wellbeing of those living with dementia, raise awareness and understanding, promote self-help and provide information and signposting to enable people to access support. Visit our library health and wellbeing page to learn more and find resources and events to support people with dementia.