Dementia is a growing challenge. As the population ages and people live for longer, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000.
We are working towards achieving and maintaining the Dementia diagnosis rate together with NHS England, to ensure people with dementia have a diagnosis with appropriate post-diagnostic support.
Receiving a timely diagnosis of dementia will enable people to:
· Gain access to information, resources and support
· Demystify and destigmatise their condition
· Maximise their quality of life
· Benefit from treatments
· Plan for the future
· Explain the situation to their family, friends and colleagues
Patient may also have the opportunity to review their financial situation and discuss with family or legal experts making arrangements for a lasting power of attorney or an advance decision.
The Care homes team are working closely with care home staff to diagnose Dementia earlier and improve the Dementia diagnosis rate.
If you have any queries regarding Dementia diagnosis or would like further information please contact Michele Eaton on:
Tel: 01473 770120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org