Informative , Supportive , Empowering
Our Horsesmouth mentors are people with dementia, their families, friends and carers who are using their personal experiences to help others.
Our mentors share information and advice on dealing with the challenges of dementia and gaining confidence that it is possible to live well with dementia and continue to play an active and useful role in society. If you are affected by dementia in any way then sign up as a Living well with Dementia mentor.
‘Living well with dementia’ is a national programme at the Department of Health (DH). It aims to increase awareness of dementia, ensure early diagnosis and intervention and radically improve the quality of care that people with the condition receive.
Dementia affects over 700,000 people in the UK. If you or a loved one have dementia or are caring for someone with dementia you can contact a ‘Living well with dementia’ mentor on Horsesmouth to get support from someone who has been in the same situation and has faced the same challenges.
We want to enable people with experiences of dementia to offer one another support and empower those seeking advice to choose the right mentor for them.
"There is grit in my wounds
I cleaned it out
Sowed it up
Planted a seed
-trying is the most important step..."
If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!
If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.