The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser service provides a highly responsive and individualised information, signposting and referral service to people with a diagnosis of dementia and those that care for them.
The Dementia Adviser offers a first point of contact for all people during the process of getting a diagnosis and also working after diagnosis to assist people with dementia and their carers’ in identifying their needs. The Dementia Adviser provides people with support and help to maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and help them to stay in control of their lives.
The Dementia Adviser will help people to access appropriate support and make contact with the right people for the help they need. You will be signposting to other appropriate services so it is essential that any information provided is accurate, accessible and understood by the service user.
The role requires you to contribute to the development and maintenance of a database of local knowledge and information ensuring continual improvement of the service and the growth in organisational knowledge.
In this role it is essential that you build relationships with a wide and diverse range of local contacts including, but not limited to, GPs, mental health services, carers support services, Admiral Nurses and other community based organisations.
Dementia Advisers have the opportunity to provide support and guidance to connect the person with dementia and their family/carer to community support and to work towards the integration of primary, secondary and community care services.