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The following information provides access to a wide range of resources to support individuals caring for someone with dementia. We hope you find these resources useful, please send any comments to marketportal@essex.gov.uk

  • A series of Dementia Support training videos produced and kindly shared by Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support. Including a reflection and evidence template to support the workforce. All 17 videos can be accessed here: Dementia Training Videos - Adult Social Care - YouTube
    • Video 1 - Dementia, Delirium & Depression in Older People
    • Video 2 - Dementia, Hydration & Nutrition
    • Video 3 - Non Pharmacological Psychosocial Interventions
    • Video 4 - Managing Distressed Behaviours
    • Video 5 - Pain & Dementia
    • Video 6 - Continence & Dementia
    • Video 7 - Dementia & Safeguarding
    • Video 8 - Dementia & Safeguarding Adults
    • Video 9 - Dementia & Advance Care Planning/End-of-Life
    • Video 10 - Communication & Dementia
    • Video 11 - Awareness of Domestic Abuse in Older Age
    • Video 12 - Frailty & Falls
    • Video 13 - Supporting People with Dementia in NNUH
    • Video 14 -Diagnosis and Dementia
    • Video 15 - Supporting A Person To Get An Assessment
    • Video 16 - Diversity & Inclusion
    • Video 17 - Dementia in the Community
  • Reflection and Evidence Template (Word doc)
  • Skills for Care Dementia Information
  • Sharing Lived Experiences of Dementia - Dementia Session Wendy Mitchell, Essex Year of Reading
Learning agreement Frailty services Essex Community Dementia Support Service Support: 0333 150 3456 |  essex@alzheimers.org.uk | Dementia Support Service website

Community Dementia support services

Professional referrals service: Health, social care and other community-based professionals in Essex, can refer people to the service online. Complete the referral form using referral code ALZ-01481

Frailty services

Dementia friendly library service

There are several groups meeting in our libraries for those affected by dementia and carers.

Harwich Library Memory Café

Manningtree Library Memory Café

West Clacton Library Dementia Activity Group

Alzheimer’s Maldon Café

Community tea groups also run at lots of our libraries. Details of these are on our events page and all are welcome at these groups.

Library Membership - Memory Card

You can get a special type of library card if you are living with dementia. The Memory Library Card incurs no fees or charges, so if customers forget to return library items on time, they won’t be charged. Please ask at your library about a memory card.

Home Library Service

If you can’t get to the library owing to age, disability or caring responsibilities, you can still use Essex Library Services by joining up to our Home Library Service. Home Library Service volunteers act as a link to the library, bringing books and any other library items you’d like.

Or you can get a Friends and Family library card. With this, a friend, neighbour or relative (with your agreement) can select and collect library items for you.

To join the Home Library Service or sign-up for a Friends and Family card you can:

call 0345 603 7628

use our feedback form

ask a friend, relative or care home staff to contact us on your behalf


We have books for those affected by dementia and their carers. Search our catalogue for titles such as What I wish people knew about dementia, by Wendy Mitchell.

There is also the Reading Well collection for those affected by dementia.

Last updated: 21/03/2024