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Once a Month Alzheimer's Society run a clinic by appointment here at the Burnham Surgery.

Dementia Advisers can help you find exactly what local support is best for you. They will listen to your needs and offer tailored information and advice and link you up with local professionals and services.

Session starts from 1.30pm with hourly slots which patients/carers/family can book in advance.

If you are unable to attend please advise the surgery and every attempt will be made to arrange a home visit.

Session dates 

12th February 2020

18th March 2020

The Dementia Intensive Support Service (DISS) supports individuals with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of dementia. Health and social care professionals, carers, family members and people living with dementia can all refer to the service.

There are now Dementia Intensive Support Service bases in Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon, at:

 Cherrytrees at St Peters Hospital, Maldon

The Gables, Braintree

The Crystal Centre at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford


Staff working from each base link up with other local NHS services including mental health, GPs, emergency services and community provision, plus care homes, social care agencies and voluntary groups including the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Dementia Intensive Support Service bases each offers:


 a 24-hour helpline – 01245 515313


support and management for people in their locality with diagnosed dementia or suspected dementia

 support in confirmations of dementia diagnosis, where clinically indicated, for people who are referred due to “suspected” dementia

management of those in crisis and an emergency response service which consists of an enhanced support service delivered at the person’s home

advice and guidance on the physical health needs of people living with dementia

support for individuals in care homes.


Access advice and crisis support

Call 01245 515313, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Make a referral

Call 01245 515313 Monday-Friday 09:00-19:00

Saturday and Sunday 09:00-17:00

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