DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Torfaen Dementia Roadmap

The Torfaen Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to support people to live well with dementia.

5 key messages to help people in Torfaen to stay well during the Coronavirus outbreakStaying well in Torfaen during the Coronavirus outbreak

There are 5 key messages to help people in Torfaen to stay well during the Coronavirus outbreak:

  1. Stay safe and well
  2. Stay connected
  3. Keep a sense of purpose
  4. Stay active
  5. Stay positive

Download a leaflet explaining how to help people with memory problems and those living with dementia to remain safe during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Read answers to frequently asked questions covering general issues, health and care, and your rights https://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/coronavirus/FAQs.aspx.

Join the Together we are stronger: Coronavirus information and discussion Facebook group, where members across Wales are already sharing information on what is going on where they live.

Download a directory of organisations and community resources that can provide telephone support for people struggling with their mental health and well-being and many also have helpful resources on their websites.

Download a list of organisations in Gwent that can provide bereavement support .

Download guidance from the British Psychological Society aimed at health and social care professionals which explains how to support older people and people living with dementia during self-isolation.

Download a booklet for children to help them understand the Coronavirus outbreak.

We support dementia friendly communities in which people with dementia are empowered to have high aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in everyday activities that are meaningful to them. Find out more about dementia friendly communities.

The content on the Roadmap is organised into topics to reflect the dementia pathway. The main topics include: Understanding dementia, Worried about your memory, Diagnostic process, Post diagnosis support, Living well with dementia, Carer health and Planning for the future. Each main topic contains sub topics and each topic page provides access to a collection of useful resources and support groups that are relevant to that topic.

In addition to browsing through the topics we offer a range of tools to help you find what you need:

We would like to hear your views about the Dementia Roadmap. Please spare a few minutes to complete our brief feedback form.

If you would like us to include information about a local group, initiative or service that you are involved with on the Roadmap, please use this form to tell us more about it.

Well pathway for dementia

  1. Understanding dementiaThe word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia…
  2. Worried about your memoryFor anyone concerned about their own, or someone else’s memory, it is important to visit their GP or to seek help from relevant local…
  3. Diagnostic processDiagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is usually the first person who is  consulted either…
  4. Post diagnosis supportWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be encouraged to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…
  1. Living well with dementiaMany people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. It is important for clinicians to…
  2. Carer healthGPs and the primary care team can provide carers with invaluable support, advice and information. For example, they can provide information…
  3. Planning for the futureWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be encouraged to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…

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