Examples of our specialised support
“My Safety Net” – How Essence is making a Difference “My safety net”, words used to describe how Age UK Sunderland’s Essence Service has helped one lady cope with her husband’s diagnosis of dementia. Offering a wide range of practical support and information...read more
When Jim Smith was diagnosed with dementia his world collapsed around him. But now Jim, 68, from Hylton Castle, has a positive new outlook on life, thanks to a life-changing service being provided across Sunderland. Diagnosed with dementia last year, Jim was unsure of...read more
A pioneering service that delivers life-changing support to those living with dementia and their carers has been praised by a Sunderland couple. Age UK Sunderland’s Essence Service offers groundbreaking support across the city, providing support and information for...read more
Vascular dementia accounts for seven per cent of dementia cases in the UK, stemming from some form of trauma that starves the brain of oxygen. Those who manage to survive their trauma are left with a degenerative condition that threatens to take away the very essence...read more
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