Dementia support

We provide support for people living with dementia and their carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.


Coronavirus, and supporting those living with dementia

This is a difficult time for everyone, and if you’re supporting someone living with dementia the pandemic may present you with additional challenges, especially when it comes to communicating about what’s happening and why.

We’ve pulled together some useful advice, resources and activities on the Not Forgotten website. We hope this will make things a little easier.

Visit the Not Forgotten advice on Coronavirus here


DIAL

The DIAL project supports people living with dementia and their carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Funded by the Welsh Government’s Social Service Grant, the project delivers much needed services that improve the lives of people living with dementia and those who care for them.

“What are your interests and your ambitions?”  aren’t questions we usually associate with dementia care, but DIAL turns these expectations around. In place of focusing on a medicalised version of the condition that looks purely at symptoms and safety, each individual’s all-round needs are considered.

The benefits of spending time with friends, being part of our communities, and taking part in exercise are well researched and documented. DIAL is committed to putting each of these important aspects of wellbeing into action, with tailor-made support that helps the individual develop a sense of fulfilment, whilst keeping their minds active and stimulated.

Building self-esteem and confidence, the project helps people to stay in their homes for longer, with less time spent in hospital and indicates that physical activity may slow the onset of dementia.

Get in touch to find out more:

E: connect@platfform.org
T: 01656 647722

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten is a campaign and exhibition funded by the Heritage lottery Fund that celebrates and shares the stories of people living a life beyond dementia.

Find out more about Not Forgotten and access other helpful resources. 

 

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