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Intensive Dementia Support Service (IDSS)

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Foundation House

Foundation House, Wellsprings Road, Taunton, TA2 7PQ, United Kingdom

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Magnolia House

Summerlands, Preston Rd, Yeovil BA20 2BX, UK, United Kingdom

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Our intensive dementia support service supports patients with dementia, or those thought to have dementia, who are in crisis and need intensive short-term assessment and treatment. We support patients in their own home, which is crucial for patients who have dementia, as they can become even more disorientated in unfamiliar environments.

We accept patients with a diagnosis of dementia or are suspected of having dementia who – in addition – are experiencing challenging behaviours.

We check and monitor a patient’s medication, assess dementia and help manage patients when they become agitated, verbally or physically aggressive, or resist care.  We support families, carers and care home staff with information and advice.

We run this service from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

We accept referrals from patients, their family and carers and a wide range of professions including GPs, community mental health teams, social workers, community hospital matrons and sisters, residential and nursing home staff and psychiatric liaison teams.

Please ring the team closest to the patient and we will complete a referral form for you. Alternatively you can complete a referral form and email it to the team closest to the patient.