Remind

The Remind team offer free advice and support to dementia patients and their carers across Portsmouth.

How the service works

Remind help individuals following a dementia diagnosis through practical help and guidance to help them maintain independence and connect with their community.

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

Anyone diagnosed, or their carer can receive personalised support by filling out the self-referral forms.

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How the team can help

  • The team will meet with the patient and their carer to talk about how they can help.
  • Any health problems, the nurse will be happy to give detailed advice.
  • Activity groups give individuals a chance to meet other people, share experiences and enjoy a range of activities like arts and crafts and games.
  • The team will help individuals make their homes safe and put them in contact with organisations that can give further support and advice.

The Remind team can set up an initial home assessment visit, where a specialist worker will help the diagnosed individual, their carer or a loved one to create a plan with the right level of ongoing support.

The personalised plan will 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 best suited to you and the support you need
  • Practical home support to help the individual and their carer continue to live independently
  • Help accessing local support and benefits they might need

Where are the team based?

Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Community Team
Block B 2nd Floor
St Mary’s Community Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6AD

Opening times

Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm
Friday, 9am – 4.30pm

Other useful information

Remind is delivered in partnership with Rowan’s Hospice and Solent NHS Trust.

Resources such as videos, factsheets and lived experience stories are available on the Remind website.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Remind

Yes, you can. Visit the Remind website to find the referral forms. NHS professionals can refer patients through SystemOne.

Yes, you or your loved one must have a formal diagnosis before being referred to the service.

Yes, you must live in a PO1 – PO6 postcode.

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