Living with dementia is tough...
...getting support shouldn’t be.
Why we exist?
At the Dementia Care Hub, we are on a mission to make the lives of people living with a dementia, their care partners, family and friends better. We aim to prevent avoidable distress through practical and emotional support that is inclusive and accessible to all.
What support do we provide?
We provide social support and guidance to empower people to live the lives they want to live for as long as possible by combining Material Citizenship and the Adjusting to Change Model. We provide emotional support through our We Care Dementia Care programme by drawing on the evidence-based principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, helping people with the changes dementia can bring to relationships. Helping people through the good times and the bad times, a guiding hand every step of the way.
We provide social groups for care partners and people living with a dementia to enjoy, both together and independently.
How we are changing the narrative of dementia
We draw on the advice of Dr Kellyn Lee and her network of academic and practitioner colleagues, using research and practice to bring you a platform to educate and empower.
A note from our founder
Dr Kellyn Lee
BSc(Hons) MRes, PhD and CPsychol with a special interest in dementia care
The narrative of dementia has always been bleak, the words too often used by the media and the perception of society sets a scene of hopelessness and suffering. We have decades of research evidencing what people need and yet people still receive a diagnosis and fall into a wilderness not knowing where to turn and what to do. Many people struggle along until it gets too much however, it doesn’t have to be this way. With practical guidance, information, peer support and advice, alongside guidance to support psychological flexibility and by utilising evidence-based wellbeing strategies people can live as well as they can, given the circumstances.
After working in practice and then in ageing and dementia research for over a decade I wanted to use that knowledge and that of my colleagues to make a difference. I am passionate about people living with a dementia and their care partners receiving the right support at the right time. People should not be disadvantaged by their diagnosis nor should care partners feel as though they are going through this alone. It is very important to me to prevent avoidable distress and for people to be empowered to make choices that are right for them. My mission is that every person diagnosed with dementia and their care partners are supported throughout their dementia journey and beyond.
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