Dementia: What is coming on the horizon?

With an ageing population and dementia gaining increasing media, public and political momentum there will be an increasing pressure to deliver an effective and quality care pathway representative of local need. Population projections suggest that Lewisham will not have a rise in its over 65’s population. Lewisham will therefore not be commissioning to accommodate an increase in dementia prevalence but instead working with stakeholders to improve health and well-being outcomes. This includes work to meet all 17 objectives of the National Dementia Strategy. As new assisted technologies become available to support patients with dementia, these will be used to enable people to retain as much independence as possible with support from services.








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