Living well with dementia

Living well with dementia
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Who we are

Our Horsesmouth mentors are people with dementia, their families, friends and carers who are using their personal experiences to help others.

Our mentors share information and advice on dealing with the challenges of dementia and gaining confidence that it is possible to live well with dementia and continue to play an active and useful role in society. If you are affected by dementia in any way then sign up as a Living well with Dementia mentor.

‘Living well with dementia’ is a national programme at the Department of Health (DH). It aims to increase awareness of dementia, ensure early diagnosis and intervention and radically improve the quality of care that people with the condition receive.

Our areas of expertise

Information and advice

Dementia affects over 700,000 people in the UK. If you or a loved one have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia you can contact a ‘Living well with dementia’ mentor on Horsesmouth to get support from someone who has been in the same situation and has faced the same challenges.

Why we're on horsesmouth

We want to enable people with experiences of dementia to offer one another support and empower those seeking advice to choose the right mentor for them.

More information

Visit: www.nhs.uk/dementia

Visit: www.dementia.dh.gov.uk

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Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Knowledge is Power

"Life is short, learn and cram as much information into your brain while your here as you can.

Whether it's visiting a library and reading a book, hearing a word or phrase on TV that you're not familiar with and then using the internet to l..."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...

 

I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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