Are you or a loved one worried you may be experiencing symptoms of dementia? We are now an Alzheimer's Society referral partner and can help you access support.
The FA, London FA and Alzheimer's Society are working together to ensure that fans, players, coaches and staff can access support through Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Support services, should you need it. You can find more information about Alzheimer's Society, the signs and symptoms of dementia and how to access support on this page.
How to make a referral
If you or a loved one are worried you may be experiencing symptoms of dementia, or have a diagnosis and need some advice or support, contact Conor.McBrearty@LondonFA.com. We can provide more information and help with a referral.
Alternatively, you can contact Alzheimer's Society's support line directly on 0333 150 3456.
Signs and symptoms of dementia
Memory problems are a common early sign of dementia, but not for everyone. A person with early-stage dementia might ask for the same information repeatedly or forget something they were recently told. But dementia can also affect the way people think, speak, perceive things, feel and behave.
Common symptoms of dementia include:
• Confusion and needing help with daily tasks - such as shopping or paying bills
• Problems with language and understanding - including often being unable to find the right word, or having trouble following a conversation
• Changes in behaviour - such as becoming unusually anxious or irritable.
The changes may be small to start with, but become more noticeable. For example, they can begin to cause problems with familiar tasks such as using a phone or using public transport.
Who are the Alzheimer's Society?
The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. They provide help and hope - supporting people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. They provide practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step, and empower people affected by dementia to be a leading force for change. Using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.
What are the Alzheimer's Society's support services?
The Alzheimer's Society's services provide personalised support to people from day one of their dementia journey. This includes a combination of one-to-one support, both in person and over the phone, as well as online resources and local groups. Their services are here for people with all types of dementia, with a diagnosis or pre-diagnosis. As well as carers, family or friends of someone who has dementia.