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Remind

Support and advice for those living with dementia, their carers or family members in Portsmouth.

What is it?

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Remind is a service delivering support to those living with dementia and their carers throughout Portsmouth. Through practical help and guidance, we help you maintain independence and connect with your community.

Following a formal dementia diagnosis, the Remind team can set up an initial home assessment visit, where specialist workers will help you, your carer or loved one to create a plan with the right level of ongoing support.

Your plan may include:

  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which is an evidence-based therapy delivered in small groups to help memory, thinking skills, wellbeing and confidence.
  • Activity groups that give you the chance to meet others, share experiences and enjoy activities like arts and crafts, games and exercises to keep your mind engaged.
  • Practical home support to help you continue to live independently.
  • Help accessing local support and benefits you may be entitled to.

We fully recognise the vital role that carers play and we offer advice and emotional support. We'll always invite you to stay for a coffee and a chat whilst the person you care for attends the session.

Remind is delivered in partnership with Rowans Hospice and Solent NHS Trust.

Who is it for?

You will need to be formally diagnosed with Dementia or support some with dementia, and currently live in a PO1-PO6 postcode.

We welcome those of all ages, genders and backgrounds, as our support is personalised to you.

Contact details & opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday:
9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday:
9am - 4.30pm
Saturday
: Closed
Sunday:
Closed

Our office is currently closed to the public, but you can still contact the team via email, phone and post.

Remind
OPMH Community Team, Block A
1st Floor St Mary's Community Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6AD

T: 033 0332 4030
E: Remind@solentmind.org.uk

Information for professionals

NHS professionals can refer patients through the NHS System One.

Community organisations and professional carers can contact the service directly following a dementia diagnosis. A referral form must be completed and sent back to Remind by email or post.

Coronavirus update

Essential home visits to our most vulnerable and isolated clients have recommenced, however our group activities remain postponed.

Group sessions with dementia clients and carers are being delivered online and we are posting regular activity packs to those we support.

Resources

Videos:

Dr Jennifer Bute retired as a GP after developing early onset Alzheimer's. Her useful video modules are found at www.gloriousopportunity.com.

Factsheets:

Remind's Dementia Training for Carers
Download
Remind Information leaflet for People with Dementia and Carers
Download
Remind Information leaflet for Professionals
Download
Cosham activity group flyer
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St. Judes activity group flyer
Download

Frances' Story

I am determined to be as independent as possible and still like to get out and about. The weekly Remind zoom sessions, and the support I get from their staff is giving me the confidence to still manage.

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