Conditions and Disabilities
Dementia affects everyone differently and people who are living with it can exhibit symptoms such as issues with memory, thinking, concentration and language. People with dementia may become confused or struggle with how they perceive things. Dementia can also cause changes in mood or emotion and affects how someone behaves. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia. People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change.
The dementia services such as dementia cafes, activity groups, carers groups and singing classes are in place to help everyone affected by the condition and can be found in the community services zone for people with dementia.
Deafness & Hearing Loss
You can find information about the services available for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing on the Birmingham City Council website deaf or hard of hearing pages (opens in new window).
Hearing Loss Equipment Services
Anyone who is suffering with a hearing impairment can be offered advice and support. When you contact the team a contact assessment will be carried out to clarify what the concern is. This will then be followed by a more formal assessment by a technical officer who will be able to supply and fit equipment as necessary to enable the citizen to continue to live independently.
If you think you need help from the team, you can contact the Hearing Loss Service on: 0121 303 1234 (Option 1) or 0121 675 0999 or email: 1stResponseOccupationalTherapy@birmingham.gov.uk
You can find information about the services and support available for adults with learning disabilities on the Birmingham City Council website's learning disabilities pages (opens in new window).
You can find information about the services and support available for people with physical disabilities on the Birmingham City Council website's physical disabilities pages (opens in new window).
You can find information about understanding autism on the Birmingham City Council website's autism pages (opens in new window).