Dementia: What should we be doing next?

The priority for Lewisham is to implement the 17 objectives outlined in the National Dementia Strategy and develop a new dementia service to meet the needs of all dementia patients in the borough. While it is not anticipated that there will be an increase in the number of patients with dementia in the borough, it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of patients with dementia accessing health and social care services as awareness of the condition increases and early diagnosis is more widespread. A multi-agency steering group will oversee the implementation of the dementia project plan to ensure that the service changes necessary are implemented and monitored to manage the increased patient throughput and improve the services patients with dementia currently receive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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