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Dementia also takes a huge toll on our health and care services. But though the challenge is great, I believe that with the expertise of our scientists, the compassion of our care workers, the stoicism of the British people — and with real political will — we can meet this challenge.
Three years on and there has been significant progress — with more people now receiving a diagnosis of dementia than ever before, over 1 million people trained to be dementia friends to raise awareness in local communities, and overof our NHS staff and oversocial care staff trained in better supporting people with dementia.
Our efforts on research have been world leading, with major research and infrastructure programmes now in place, supported by a doubling of research spending on dementia. By I want England to be: As we look to the future, it is clear that we all have a part to play.
This is not just about funding from Government, or research by scientists, but understanding and compassion from all of us. Together, we can transform dementia care, support and research. David Cameron Prime Minister Executive summary We are working harder than ever to improve dementia care, to make England more understanding of dementia, to find out more about the condition and to find new treatments which delay onset, slow progression or even cure dementia.
There is still much more to be done as we look ahead to the next five years and the challenges that need to be tackled. People with dementia have told us what is important to them. They want a society where they are able to say 1: I have personal choice and control over the decisions that affect me.
I have support that helps me live my life. I have the knowledge to get what I need. I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood. I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life.
I am confident my end of life wishes will be respected. I can expect a good death. I know that there is research going on which will deliver a better life for people with dementia, and I know how I can contribute to it.
Informed by these outcomes, our vision is to create a society by where every person with dementia, and their carers and families, from all backgrounds, walks of life and in all parts of the country — people of different ages, gender, sexual orientation, ability or ethnicity for example, receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care.
This applies to all care settings, whether home, hospital or care home. Where the best services and innovation currently delivered in some parts of the country are delivered everywhere so there is more consistency of access, care and standards and less variation.
A society where kindness, care and dignity take precedence over structures or systems. We want the person with dementia — alongside their carer and family to be at the heart of everything we do.
Their wellbeing and quality of life must be uppermost in the minds of those commissioning and providing services.
There needs to be greater recognition that everyone with dementia is an individual with specific and often differing needs including co-morbidities. Those with dementia and their carers should be fully involved in decisions, not only about their own care, but also in the commissioning and development of services.
More broadly, we want a society where the public thinks and feels differently about dementia, where there is less fear, stigma and discrimination; and more understanding.
We want people to be better informed about dementia and helped to take action, such as through lifestyle changes, to reduce their personal risk of developing the condition. People want hope for the future, to know that real progress is being made towards preventing and treating dementia, and that there is a global effort to find a cure.
This document sets out the areas where the government believes it will be necessary for society to take sustained action in order to deliver this vision and to truly transform dementia care, support and research by Improved public awareness and understanding of the factors, which increase the risk of developing dementia and how people can reduce their risk by living more healthily.
This should include a new healthy ageing campaign and access to tools such as a personalised risk assessment calculator as part of the NHS Health Check. In every part of the country people with dementia having equal access to diagnosis as for other conditions, with an expectation that the national average for an initial assessment should be 6 weeks following a referral from a GP where clinically appropriateand that no one should be waiting several months for an initial assessment of dementia.
GPs playing a leading role in ensuring coordination and continuity of care for people with dementia, as part of the existing commitment that from 1 April everyone will have access to a named GP with overall responsibility and oversight for their care.
Every person diagnosed with dementia having meaningful care following their diagnosis, which supports them and those around them, with meaningful care being in accordance with published National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NICE Quality Standards.
Effective metrics across the health and care system, including feedback from people with dementia and carers, will enable progress against the standards to be tracked and for information to made publicly available.
This care may include for example: All NHS staff having received training on dementia appropriate to their role. Newly appointed healthcare assistants and social care support workers, including those providing care and support to people with dementia and their carers, having undergone training as part of the national implementation of the Care Certificate, with the Care Quality Commission asking for evidence of compliance with the Care Certificate as part of their inspection regime.Dementia is not a specific disorder or disease.
It is a syndrome (group of symptoms) associated with a progressive loss of memory and other intellectual functions that is serious enough to interfere with performing the tasks of daily life. The impact of dementia now and in the future. Dementia is a growing, global challenge.
As the population ages, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. Results of a pen-and-paper test can alert older adults to a need to be evaluated for dementia, according to a new study. The self-administered test, which requires about 10 to 15 minutes to.
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WELCOME TO THE NTG. The ‘NTG’ is a coalition charged with ensuring that the interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – as well as their families and friends – are taken into account as part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease..
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