A joint declaration has been published on post diagnostic dementia care and support.
It is based on a recognition that people living with the effects of dementia and their families and carers have a need for the right information and support so they can live as fulfilling lives as possible, prepare for the future and their preferences for end of life are acted upon.
It sets out a number of ambitions including:
- Families and carers are supported by receiving appropriate information and training on caring for someone with dementia and given access to appropriate support to meet their needs.
- People living with the effects of dementia, their families and carers, as well as health, social care and third sector professionals, are aware of what local services are available and how to access them, to enable people to live and die as well as possible with dementia.
- People living with the effects of dementia and their families and carers are made aware of and given the opportunity to participate in relevant research.
Signatories to the declaration include Alzheimer’s Society, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Dementia UK and the Department of Health.
You can access the declaration and a full list of supporting organisations here.