Dementia Jersey

Dementia Jersey is a team of professionals who give expert support on dementia, raise awareness and, campaign to improve services for people with dementia and those who care for them.

The Foundation awarded Dementia Jersey a grant of £55,101 towards the salary of the Lead Dementia Advisor and Counsellor.

The Lead Advisor works with two other Dementia Advisors to help support people living with or affected by dementia. A range of support services, from one-to-one counselling to dementia-friendly activities, are offered by the charity. These are available to people living with dementia and their family, friends, and carers.

Dementia Jersey also works with local stakeholders to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their family and carers through the charity’s Lived Experience Advisory Panel.

“We aim to make Jersey a dementia-friendly island,” says Wendy Buckley, Interim CEO at Dementia Jersey. “Dementia is often referred to as a ‘long goodbye’ because you lose the person a long time before their physical presence ceases to be, meaning that those living with dementia and the people around them require specialist support.

“Our Lead Dementia Advisor is instrumental in delivering our services, and we simply could not afford to keep doing the work we do without the Foundation’s support.”

Frank and his wife Ann are supported by Dementia Jersey. Frank says, “As a carer, life has got a lot easier thanks to Dementia Jersey. It’s great because I can leave Ann to get on with art and chat away without a worry. It’s taken a lot of stress off.

“We’ve had a lot of practical and emotional support from Dementia Jersey. You feel like if you have a problem, you can talk through it with their staff and find a solution.”

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