An exploration of the UK carer world

Dementia and related topics Home page

Ross Dementia Meeting Centre - Home page here

National Dementia Strategy 2018


Dancing With Dementia  here

Daily Telegraph - Dementia page here

This page looks at:

  1. The importance of early diagnosis and intervention in dementia 
  2. The need for specialist mental health services to  provide effective assessment and interventions
  3. Tackling the challenges of dementia - article below.
  4. An ambitious vision of how people with dementia can live well with the condition. 
  5. The impact on employers and employees of caring for a family member or friend with dementia.
  6. The Carers' Call to Action
  7. Songs and music for special needs situations


The importance of early diagnosis and intervention in dementia has been identified as a priority within the National Dementia Strategy . There is clear evidence that early diagnosis and support improves outcomes for people with dementia, their families and their carers, delays institutionalisation and reduces acute hospital admission. 


The National Dementia Strategy for England and The West Midlands Darzi Pathway have emphasised the need for specialist mental health services to be providing effective assessment and interventions for people affected by dementia and their families and carers, through an informed and effective workforce. 


Tackling the challenges of dementia - article below.


Pages on this website or elsewhere directly related

Dementia meeting centres page  here

Dancing With Dementia  here

Person-centred Tests Home page here

Dementia Herefordshire Home page here

Remember Me - the Courtyard Theatre event here 

Songs for special needs situations here.

Remember Me - the Courtyard Theatre webpage here

(GP duty of care here)

Herefordshire’s Inaugural Dementia Symposium  here 

Alzheimer's Society and Ross Memory Cafe here

Herefordshire’s Inaugural Dementia Symposium  here

Herefordshire’s dementia symposium - more info  here 

Economic and Social Research Council here

Alzheimer's Society here

D. A. M. P. syndrome here

        In the NHS section

Stigma and discrimination here

Dementia and euthanasia 

Dementia Awareness Week - 2013 here

(I’m losing my husband to a mistress called Alzheimers here.)



  1. Dementia  here

  2. We can't yet cure Alzheimer's - selected text here  

  3. We can't yet cure Alzheimer's - full text here
The Times - dementia coverage - 2 Feb 2014 and back  here

Hereford Journal, 4 December 2013, p 3 here


External pages

Dementia Awareness Week - 2014  here 


Assessing the mental health needs of 
older people here

Department of Health Dementia Report  here

Living Well with Dementia in Herefordshire - A Joint Commissioning Plan for NHS Herefordshire & Herefordshire Council here 

National Dementia Helpline, the number is 0300 222 11 22

Worried About Your Memory? campaign here 


Response to "The Long Gray Tunnel here


The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is the coming together of hundreds of organisations to deliver a common set of seven outcomes informed by people with dementia and their family carers. 

The outcomes provide an ambitious and achievable vision of how people with dementia and their families can be supported by society to live well with the condition. 

Find the outcomes via the National Dementia Declaration;


Employers for Carers and Carers UK are conducting a first research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of caring for a family member or friend with dementia.


The Carers' Call to Action is here

Mature Times       link  Tackling the challenges of dementia 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is pleased to announce that, along with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) it is awarding £20 million to six research projects which will significantly add to our understanding of dementia.

Amongst other things, the research will look at how we can better prevent dementia, and improve the quality of life of those with dementia and their carers.

There are currently 44 million people in the world living with dementia, and by 2050 this number is set to treble to 135 million. Following on from last year's announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron of plans to tackle the 'national crisis' posed by dementia, this week ministers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and charities are gathering in London for the G8 dementia summit. The summit aims to agree what can be done to stimulate greater investment and innovation in dementia research.

"Dementia is a major challenge for our society, and it is imperative to develop an understanding of the needs of those with dementia, their families and the communities they live in," ESRC Chief Executive Paul Boyle commented.


 Mature Times   

Another example of its linking problems.

  1. CQC launches national review of dementia care -
    Wednesday11 December 2013. CQC logo 
  2. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to carry out focused inspections of some 150 care homes and acute ...    more

  3. 7  Songs and music for special needs situations 
  4. As populations of developed nations age, so the number of cases of dementia increases. As a way of helping care for and support people with dementia, music has been shown to often have a dramatic effect.  more
  5. More on this website  here.

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