Dementia Awareness Campaign

demo someone close to you is losing their memory?

Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older. But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.

What should I look for?

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include:

  • memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
  • problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
  • feeling anxious, depressed or angry about memory loss, or feeling confused, even when in a familiar environment

What should I do?

If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis. Use the link at the top of the page to find your GP.

The Alzheimer’s Society provides tips on how to raise the topic of dementia with a loved one.

Patient notice

We politely request that patients do not telephone the surgery to ask about covid vaccinations as this ties up the already busy lines. When we receive supplies we will be contacting eligible patients to offer them an appointment. Thank you for your patience.

Unless you have been advised to come to surgery by a GP, you should not enter our premises. PLEASE PHONE US INSTEAD. All prescriptions will be sent electronically to a nominated chemist. PLEASE RING US IF YOU NEED TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION, DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY OR POST YOUR REQUEST.

Please note The Dove Valley Practice will be closed on;

Monday 3rd May 2021

Monday 30th August 2021

Monday 27th December 2021-Tuesday 28th December 2021

Monday 3rd January 2022

Friday 15th April 2022

Monday 18th April 2022

If you need medical assistance between 8am – 4pm please telephone 01226 242419, outside of these times please telephone 111 or in an emergency please telephone 999. Thank you.

Unless you have been advised to come to surgery by a GP, you should not enter our premises. PLEASE PHONE US INSTEAD. All prescriptions will be sent electronically to a nominated chemist. PLEASE RING US IF YOU NEED TO ORDER YOUR MEDICATION, DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY OR POST YOUR REQUEST.

If you think you may have symptoms of the coronavirus please do not come to the surgery, instead ring 111 for advice. Please see the website below for further details. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

• your condition gets worse

• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

We have started our covid-19 vaccination programme. It is difficult for us to say when we will be offering vaccination appointments as this depends on the deliveries and stock availability. Please be assured that as soon as we have stock available we will be contacting our eligible patients to invite them to attend for a vaccination.