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Dementia Team

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust's (SCFT's) Dementia Leads - Alison Keizer and Fran Hamilton - provide consultancy, direction and training to support teams across the Trust to provide the care and support that will enable people living with dementia to thrive whilst using our hospitals and community services.

'This Is Me'

'This Is Me' is a simple leaflet for anyone receiving professional care who is living with dementia or experiencing delirium or other communication difficulties.

It was created by the Alzheimer’s Society and should be used for everyone using our services who has dementia or a cognitive impairment.

'This is me' can be used to record details about a person who can't easily share information about themselves. For example, it can be used to record:

  • a person’s cultural and family background
  • important events, people and places from their life
  • their preferences and routines.

The leaflet can be used in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or in a care home.

'This is me' helps health and social care professionals better understand who the person really is, which can help them deliver care that is tailored to the person's needs.

It can therefore help to reduce distress for people with dementia and their carers. It can also help to overcome problems with communication, and prevent more serious conditions such as malnutrition and dehydration.

If your family member is living with dementia and staying in a Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Intermediate Care Units (ICUs) please ask a member of staff for a copy of the 'This Is Me' leaflet to fill in. Alternatively you can download of copy here 'This Is Me'.

  • Service Location:
    • Brighton
    • Hove
    • East Sussex
    • West Sussex
  • How To Access:

    The Dementia Team provides consultancy, direction and training to support teams across the Trust to provide the care and support that will enable people living with dementia to thrive whilst using our hospitals and community services.

  • Contact Details:

    Alison Keizer and Fran Hamilton Dementia Leads

    Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
    Email: sc-tr.dementia@nhs.net

  • Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

  • How to find us:

    The Dementia Team support staff within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust hospitals and community services.

  • More Information:

    For more information, visit the below national dementia organisations:

    For information and support for carers of people living with dementia, visit the following organisations:

  • Directorate:
  • Reference Directory ID:
    16338