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Dementia is a common condition that results in a decline of the brain function and can cause; memory loss, difficulty concentrating, lack of judgement and understanding, and confusion.  The risk of developing dementia increases as you get older and mainly affects those over the age of 65.  If you are experiencing problems with your memory and you are worried about dementia, arrange to see your GP. 

In East Lancashire, there are a range of support services available for people with dementia and their carers.  The CCG have supported the Dementia Choir “Singing Together”, an initiative that runs across Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale. Furthermore, three other schemes supporting reminiscence and memory aids also received funding. Our governing body members and a large number of staff are dementia champions.  As a commissioner, we have encouraged and supported our providers to be dementia friendly.

See below for some of the other services available in East Lancashire.

For further information on dementia support and services across East Lancashire visit the Dementia Today website at: http://www.eastlancsdementia.org/