If you are a carer for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, mental health problems or a disability, you may have specific questions. Below, we have listed organisations per disorder that you can contact with your questions.
www.geheugensteunpunt.nl is the regional website that combines information, advice, and support for people with dementia and their loved ones.
The Dementia Line offers a sympathetic ear and advice seven days a week on how to deal with dementia. The line can be reached free of charge via 0800 5088, 7 days a week, from 9:00 to 23:00. For more information, please visit the DementieLijn at https://www.dementie.nl/dementielijn/
Dementia case manager
A dementia case manager is a (permanent) support worker for people with dementia and you as their carer. The case manager helps guide the way and mediates when arranging care and making choices. They are also on hand to answer questions about the disease, assist in finding solutions and offer a sympathetic ear. A dementia case manager is sometimes known as a dementia consultant or a programme supervisor. Dementia case managers are often specialised district nurses. The costs for a case manager fall under the costs for district nursing and are covered by the basic insurance of the person in need of care. You can contact a care organisation to apply for case management. The Hague’s Support Map provides information on care organisations in The Hague where you can apply for a case manager.