New plan unveiled to support people with dementia to live well
Local health and social care leaders together with voluntary sector organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have unveiled new plans for supporting people with dementia and their carers.
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, there are more than 13,000 people living with dementia which is expected to rise in the coming years. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.
The strategy is informed by what people have said about their experiences either as a person living with dementia or as a carer. It is written for people with memory concerns, those with a dementia diagnosis, their families and carers and the organisations supporting them. An important focus of the strategy is to move towards delivery of personalised and integrated care.