The following organisations are non-NHS support organisations for people with Neurological Conditions.
- Dementia UK: Runs a national helpline and email service, called the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, for family, carers, and people worried about their memory:
- Dementia Connect: You can search for local services through an online database
- Alzheimer’s Society: Runs local groups and services in Bexhill, Hastings and Eastbourne, for example: befriending service, support group for carers, befriending service, day centre.
Huntington’s disease Association: Their website has a lot of information about this disease; also an online message board where you can find support from people in similar situations. They have Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisers (SHDAs) in each region of England and Wales.
To find out the contact details of your nearest support group:
The MS Society offers support to people diagnosed with MS and their families.
They run local groups around the country, for example:
Hastings and Rother Group:
There is also a local group in Eastbourne:
Parkinson’s UK aims to drive better care, treatments and quality of life for those with this disease.
They provide local advisors and support groups. In Eastbourne, the advisor can be contacted via:
For Bexhill, Hastings and Rother, contact the local advisor via:
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a disease that is similar to Parkinson’s disease but much rarer. The PSP Association supports those with a related condition called corticobasal degeneration (CBD).
PSP Association has a wide range of downloadable information sheets.
PSP commonly affects the eyes. Problems with vertical gaze may be helped by using specialist prism glasses that are available free of charge for those living in the UK via the helpline.
They produce a magazine ‘PSP Matters‘ and you can also sign up to their newsletter.