DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Involvement

Getting involved in reviewing and planning services is an important way in which individuals and carers can contribute to improving services. Experiences and views are valuable in shaping future services.

Dementia Advisors or the local Healthwatch office can advise on opportunities and contacts. The Alzheimer’s Society offers a range of involvement opportunities for people with all types of dementia.

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  • Living with Dementia – 51 Tips to Help You With Daily LivingIn this in-depth infographic and article UK Care Guide offers a range of tips of advice to help people to live well with dementia.
  • Music for Dementia 2020Music for Dementia 2020 is campaigning to make music free for people living with dementia by 2020. Led by The Utley Foundation, the campaign is a direct and positive response to the Commission into Dementia and Music report 'What would life be – without a song and dance, what are we?'.
  • Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementiaThis report published by the Alzheimer’s Society brings together views of more than 3,500 people with dementia, carers and the public on what it is like to live with dementia.
  • Support for Living Well with Dementia in EastleighThe Eastleigh Borough Council Website collects together a range of local resources and groups to support individuals living with Dementia. Please follow the link below: Eastleigh Borough Council Resources  
  • Evaluation of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities ProgrammeThis report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the Bradford Dementia Friendly Communities programme, and examines how people with dementia can influence what a Dementia Friendly Bradford should be like.
  • Peer Support for People with Dementia: A social return on investment studyThis report published by the Health Innovation Network South London, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, outlines the findings of a study which demonstrated that the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers can be far greater than the investment.
  • How can we make our cities dementia friendly?This briefing paper published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation contributes to the emerging evidence base for Dementia friendly communities by drawing out the key messages from independent evaluations of their work programmes in Bradford and York.
  • Developing a national user movement of people with dementiaThis report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation explores the learning from the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP), a national network that engages and empowers people with dementia to influence the services and policies that affect them.
  • Evaluation of the York Dementia Friendly Communities ProgrammeThis report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation identifies the distinctive features of the York Dementia Friendly Communities programme, which promotes a range of innovative projects. It looks at how people with dementia have been involved in shaping the programme.
  • Dementia DiariesDementia Diaries is a national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries.
  • Women’s experiences of dementiaThe 'Women's experiences of dementia' website contains a wealth of stories which highlight the experiences of women affected by dementia.
  • Dementia Peer Support Resource PackThis resource pack, published by the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network for South London, aims to promote and encourage more peer support opportunities for people with dementia.
  • Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
  • Reading well books on prescription for dementiaThe Reading well books on prescription for dementia scheme is available in public libraries as part of a national library strategy to support the development of dementia-friendly communities and build understanding and awareness of the condition.
  • Collaborative Care and Support Planning: an introductionThis animation, commissioned by the Royal College of General Practitioners, sets out the collaborative care and support planning process in a short, easy to understand way.
  • Supporting a person with dementiaThis Easy Read factsheet published by the the Alzheimer's Society provides advice for someone with learning disabilities who may have a friend or relative with dementia.
  • Building on the National Dementia Strategy: Change, progress and prioritiesThis report published by the All Party Parliamentary Party Group on Dementia (APPG) calls for a new long term strategy for dementia to be a worthy successor to the National Dementia Strategy for Dementia in England and the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia.
  • Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandThis report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
  • QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaThis quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
  • Dementia FriendsDementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give a million people a better understanding of dementia by 2015.
  • Making involvement countThe Making involvement count resource pack is made up 18 cards each aimed at giving specific information, advice and top tips to support people with dementia to get involved in activities whilst recognising their current abilities.
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