Useful Resources

Useful links and resources containing information about dementia, dementia service providers and community groups.

Age UK Lancashire: We offer a range of services to help older people across Lancashire. Our services include social groups, luncheon clubs, exercise classes, computer lessons, Home Help services to assist older people in remaining active, independent and linked in to their local community.

Alzheimer's Society: Information for children, teenagers and young adults. Understanding Alzheimer's can be difficult, especially for children and young people. These resources make it easier to explain Alzheimer's to young people and so make it easier for them to cope.

Boots Repeat Prescription Service: Boots Pharmacies can have your medicines ready and waiting at the Pharmacy instead of you having to go to the doctors to pick up your prescription. The Pharmacy can also let you know when the Doctor needs to see you for a review, send you texts when your prescription is ready and you can also order medicines you don't use regularly in store or online.

Caring for Me and You: An online therapy package designed specifically to support people caring for someone with dementia.

Dementia Action Alliance: The DAA bring together organisations across the UK that are comitted to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP): DEEP brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK

Dementia Friends: An initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society to help people learn more about dementia and how to help those living with dementia.

Empowerment: Empowerment operates across Lancashire, working to empower people and help them to overcome the challenges Dementia brings by providing access to the right support.

First Stop: Delivering innovation in information and advice to help older people find suitable housing, care or financial advice.

Housing Care: Providing accommodation options and services to help older people live independently at home.

Lancashire & Cumbria Innovation Alliance Test Bed: This is an opportunity for you to take part in a study which will look at a combination of innovative technologies and practices aimed at supporting people with dementia. 

Lancashire City Council Adult Social Care: Information and support on adult social care.

Lancashire Wellbeing Service: Lancashire Wellbeing Service helps people deal with the causes that can affect health and wellbeing. They offer a non-clincial service to imporove independence and quality of life.

Lancaster Clinical Assessment Volunteering: The Lancaster Clinical Assessment is the final clinical practical assessment for 4th year medical students studying at Lancaster University. Each year people who have a variety of health issues or conditions who are willing to tell their story and be examined by students are needed. For more information, please telephone 01524 516044 or email 

Making Space: We can support you to stay in your own  home for as long as possible, helping you with daily living, personal care, keeping safe, and accessing local community groups and day services. 

Memory Cafe: Halton Centre hosts a Memory Cafe on the 1st and 3rd Fridays in the month from 11am-12.30pm; the Cafe provides a friendly social meeting place for people with all forms of memory problems, their families and friends, to access information in a supportive environment.

N-Compass: N-compass operates across the North West of England to make a positive difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by physical/mental illness, age or social exclusion through providing Advocacy, Carers and Health & Well Being.

NHS About Dementia: Useful information and facts about dementia from the NHS.

NHS Electronic Prescription Service: This free service means that your Doctor can send your prescription electronically to a Pharmacy of your choice.

NHS Morecambe Bay Trust: The Foundation Trust Board for the North West of England.

Purple Elephant: A non-profit organisation changing the way young people globally think about Alzheimer's disease.

Serenity Community Cafe Mental Health & Wellbeing: Open every Wednesday 1.00pm-3.00pm, Free Methodist Church, Hunter Street, Carnforth, LA5 9BP. Offering a friendship and support for mental health needs, a chance to get together for coffee and a chat.

Young Dementia UK: Providing help, advice and support to those affected by young onset dementia.

Wristband Express: All About Alzheimer's and Awareness Through Wristbands: Information about Alzheimer's disease and how to raise awareness. Will mainly be relevant for those living in the United States of America. 

Please note: The facts and information contained in the above sites are from external sources and not from Defying Dementia.