Dementia affects over 800 000 people in the UK. It mainly affects people over 65 years of age, but it is also diagnosed in smaller numbers in people under 65 years of age.
Gloucestershire has developed services in line with national initiatives such as the Living Well with Dementia: A National Dementia Strategy and the Dementia Challenge. The Local Action Plan can be viewed here, together with the Primary Care Dementia Pathway.
Gloucestershire has worked with a range of partners in the following 3 key areas.
Increasing public and professional awareness and understanding of dementia
Information about local education and training courses are freely available to members of the public and professionals here.
Early diagnosis and support
Your GP is able to discuss concerns over memory loss. The Memory Assessment Service and carers education and support is available through Managing Memory 2gether.
- Tel: 0800 694 8800
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers support is also available through Positive Caring.
- Tel: 01452 500 858
- Email: email@example.com
2gether NHS Foundation Trust have also developed a directory of services available to support people with dementia from BME communities.
Living well with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society www.alzheimers.org.uk Tel: 01452 525222
Guideposts Trust www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/
Carers Gloucestershire www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk Tel: 01452 386283
Barnwood Trust (You’re Welcome) www.yourewelcome.to