The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

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Support Sessions for Dementia

Posted on November 14th, 2019


In order to better support, educate and care those who either have been diagnosed with dementia or support those who do, the Alzheimer’s Society has been working hard to expand its resources for GP practices. Evidence has shown that if carers and families understand dementia better and can be given the right support and strategies to help cope, then the pressure on GPs and practices reduces.



This why we are very pleased to announce that the Spinney Surgery will now be able to offer sessions with a dedicated Support Worker who will be able to provide information and support about dementia as well as help patients access the correct services. These sessions will be carried out at the surgery every two months starting from December 2019 and concluding in June 2020.


You don’t need to have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia to attend: whether you have a memory problem or are a carer, family member or friend of someone who does, you are more than welcome to attend in order to receive the support needed.

For patients who do have a diagnosis of dementia, the support worker will carry out a full assessment of the patient’s needs, during which they will give further information about dementia as well as strategies to cope as well as check that patients have the correct level of financial support and signpost them to any other services that may be beneficial.

For those who are worried about their memory or that of someone they know, staff will offer a listening ear and answer any questions as well as provide much-needed support.


If you wish to book in for a session with one of the Alzheimer’s Society’s dedicated support workers, please get in touch with our reception team who will then be able to book you into a session that best suits you. Patients are welcome to attend as many sessions as they feel would be beneficial.

For information about dementia and the work that the Alzheimer’s Society do, you can visit their website or get in touch with the Cambridgeshire team via email ( or call them on 01945 250322. You can also call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 which is open seven days a week to help provide information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.

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