Information, advice and support for people with dementia or memory loss and their carers in Kirklees.
Getting a diagnosis
If you suspect that you or someone you know is showing symptoms of dementia, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may diagnose dementia or may refer you to a specialist such as the Kirklees Memory Service.
Early diagnosis can make all the difference.
- Download our Living with dementia in Kirklees guide
Kirklees Dementia Hub
The Kirklees Dementia Hub is a free information and advice service for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. It is a partnership between Kirklees Council, Community Links and Age UK Calderdale and & Kirklees.
Information and advice sessions
They offer weekly drop in sessions for information and advice, how to access care and support services, advice on benefits and lasting power of attorney, social activity groups, support for carers, onward referrals to other agencies ie Admiral Nurses and much more:
- Every Wednesday at 10.00am to 4.00pm at Dewsbury Hospital, Priestly Unit, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS
- Every Friday at 10.00am to 4.00pm at Folly Hall Mills, St Thomas Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LT
How to access the service
Referrals can be made for individuals of any age, who have been newly diagnosed with dementia. You can contact the service directly and refer yourself or referrals can be made through your doctor or the Kirklees Memory Service.
Home visits may also be arranged on request.