Welcome to the Cerebral Function Unit Carers' Support Group

The Cerebral Function Unit Carers' Support Group was set up in September 2004 to provide help and advice to carers and relatives of people with fronto-temporal dementia and semantic dementia.

At the moment, most support groups available in the North of England are set up specifically for carers of Alzheimer’s disease. However, in our experience, people with early onset dementias have very different needs from sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease. Many carers feel isolated in such contexts as other carers’ personal situations are very different from their own.

The support group is open to carers and relatives of people diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia and semantic dementia who attend the CFU clinic. We hold quarterly meetings to provide advice and social support in an informal setting. Professionals are invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

A summary of each meeting is published in our newsletters, which are available to all carers. Back-issues can be downloaded from this website.