Listening to people with dementia and their carers

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Listening to people with dementia and their carers

A new listening programme from the Department of Health is aiming to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers across England- and it is calling for people affected by the condition to get involved.

Starting the work is an online survey for people who have been diagnosed with dementia in the past 2 years (since November 2014), and people who provide unpaid care for them. The survey, (open until 31 January 2017), asks about people’s experiences of dementia diagnosis, support and awareness.

Local dementia groups can alsodiscuss the questions in groups or one-to-one, and feed the results back to the department. To help with this, please see the guidance on holding discussions with people with dementia and carers.

The survey aims to assess how effective recent developments have been in tackling dementia, and where improvements to the delivery of services and support may be needed at local level.

For more information on the programme, click here.