New Lincoln village groups launched for dementia carers

Two new support groups for carers of people with dementia are being launched by Alzheimer’s Society in Saxilby and North Hykeham.

The carers’ groups will provide an opportunity for carers to socialise and get much needed face to face support.

There are thought to be about 11,000 people with dementia in Lincolnshire.

The North Hykeham Carers’ Group now meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 3pm. The group meets at The Memorial Hall, 317 Newark Rd, North Hykeham, LN6 9RY.

The Saxilby Carers’ Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm – 3pm, from April 5. The group meets at The Function Room, The St Andrews Centre, William Street, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2LP.

Joanna Smith from Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire said: “Alzheimer’s Society’s carers’ groups can really help improve people’s quality of life.

“They give carers the opportunity to socialise with others in similar situations and receive vital support.

“They’re also a great source of information and guidance which can help people to live well with the condition.

‘There are about 11000 people with dementia in Lincolnshire but we believe that with the right support people can live well with the condition.’

The groups will also hear from a variety of guest speakers, including health and social care professionals and representatives from the local community, about topics and services relevant to them.

For more information on Alzheimer’s Society support in Lincolnshire contact 01522 692681 or visit the website here.