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If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. There’s lot of useful information at and Alzheimer’s Society.

The Alzheimer’s Society are currently providing a Dementia Connect Service. From practical advice about living with dementia, to someone to talk to when things get tough. The service is staffed by fully trained Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia advisers who can support patients and carers directly by phone, as well as connect them to a range of local services. Dementia Connect Telephone Support Line 0333 150 3456.

Know Dementia is a Sussex based charity providing advice and support to people living with dementia and their family members and carers. They run a Memory Moments Cafe locally – visit their website for details.

WRAP Dementia Day Centre

WRAP Dementia Day Centre provide day support for people with dementia in Hawkhurst and the surrounding areas. There is a cost to attend. Find out more by reading their flier (PDF document).

Music for the Memory

Music for the Memory are a local charity providing fun, free weekly singing sessions for those with dementia and memory issues. Each week they run a secure Zoom session for everyone and fortnightly they meet face to face at the Emmanuel Centre in Battle. More details can be found on their website

DISC Dementia Support

DISC is a support service for the Carers and former Carers of people living with Dementia. They will support you from the journey to diagnosis until the end of your caring role. Find out more on their website