"We can get through difficult times together with our partners and others who understand."

We're Other Halves, and we bring dementia carers together.

We provide contact for those close to loved ones with dementia, to share experiences and to support one another. The group itself, founded in 2016, was born out of personal experience of the founder member that you can read more about on this site, along with the thoughts of other carers. We are a regional project covering Mid-Essex with local people organising activities and supporting one another. Gathering weekly to experience the joy in life and to be with others who understand the challenges of dementia. We help each other to be ourselves and not 'just a carer'. Our supporters stay connected through an online group chat and we plan our activities and events together. Dementia is, on its own, a terrible disease for those afflicted with it but arguably more so for those that have to care for them.

© Other Halves 2019. Registered Charity No: 1170065. All Rights Reserved. Tel: 07955 345290
Other Halves News

Our October events are now available to see.

Brian Pentelow's Poem

We’re not seeking any glory. We’re not looking for any fame.

Feelings, worries that we all face. There’s just a need we have to share.

What would you do in my place? Other Halves, people that do care

There are no easy solutions. Nothing simple that can be planned.

No rights, no resolutions. Just a message “we understand” .

As we pass through every passage. No self-pity, no “It’s not fair!”.

Collective of folks that message. Other Halves, people that do care.

A cup of tea, a slice of cake . A gathering for a little chat.

An effort to ease the heartache. A moment’s rest from feeling flat .

All of us endure some hardship. But these folks they are always there.

Let’s celebrate the fellowship. Other Halves, people that do care.