Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Dementia is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century: around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and this number is predicted to triple by 2050. The Lancet Commission on dementia aims to review the best available evidence and produce recommendations on how to best manage, or even prevent, the dementia epidemic.

Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of ageing and the Commission identifies nine potentially modifiable health and lifestyle factors from ...

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Herbet Protocol launched in Greater Manchester

Dementia United has proudly supported Greater Manchester Police as they prepared to launch The Herbert Protocol in Greater Manchester.

Do you care for someone who has Dementia and worry that they may go missing? There is nothing more frightening or distressing than when a love one, friend or neighbour fails to return home when they should.

For people living with someone with Dementia this could be quite common and The Herbert Protocol could give you some peace of mind.

The Herbert ...

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November newsletter out now

The Greater Manchester partnership team have been reigniting work around Dementia United (DU) Greater Manchester’s (GM) Dementia programme to mobilise the implementation plan that was agreed in early 2016.

The latest newsletter with updates on locality delivery, regional plans and news from behind the scenes is available to read here.

If you have stories, examples of great work or opportunities related to dementia that you would like to share please let us know and we will endeavor to include them ...

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Team united against dementia

Up the Quays without a paddle…

In May, as part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Week 2017, Dementia United’s Project Management Office, Haelo, took part in Age UK Salford’s Good Life Festival and “rowed” for Dementia.

Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. The Good Life Festival held at the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, Salford Quays, was an awareness event to highlight the services available for people ...

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Making Greater Manchester dementia friendly

In July 2017, over 130 people affected by dementia from across Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs came together to challenge Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, to take actions that would make the city-region more dementia friendly. 

This was Greater Manchester’s largest ever conversation with people affected by dementia and their voices were at the heart of it, coordinated by the Alzheimer’s Society. They challenged the Mayor to take action on health and social care, transport, housing, social ...

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Dementia-United

£2m funding boost to make Greater Manchester the best place to live with dementia

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have announced a new dementia strategy.

Today, there are nearly 270,000 people living with dementia across Greater Manchester at an estimated cost to the region of around £270m per year. Just under half of this is spent by people living with dementia (and their families) to pay for help with everyday tasks that are provided by professional care workers – such as washing, dressing and eating.

In addition to this, ...

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New dementia toolkit is an Aladdin’s cave of information

Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit provides a one-stop shop resource for professionals working in dementia care.

Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a comprehensive roadmap and resources for the care of people with dementia.

The Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit maps out a care pathway a dementia patient will follow and provides an aide-memoire for the services and support needed from diagnosis to end-of-life care.

The toolkit’s invaluable compendium of resources ...

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Connecting People with People

Social connections are important at all levels of human life. Nowadays we are connected in so many ways; language, culture, family, friends and local community. Technological developments have introduced a new layer of connectivity; the internet, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and of course mobile smartphones to name but a few.

In an effort to make Greater Manchester the best place to live with dementia; cafes, restaurants, bars, medical and health services, sports, leisure, housing, community groups, private businesses and ...

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Living with dementia and your rights

Inspiring speaker at Dementia United’s anniversary event: the journey continues, shares her story of being diagnosed with early onset dementia and her nine ideas on how people living with dementia should be treated.

Held on 11 November 2016 at Haelo Hosts, Maria Walsh gave a powerful account and insight into her life living with dementia and ways to live a better life with the condition.

Living in Greater Manchester, Maria is a member of Fabulous Forgetful Friends, a volunteer Read more...

DU Localities

Spotlight on Localities

Dementia United is connecting the 10 metropolitan boroughs (localities) of Greater Manchester to make the region the best place in the world for dementia care.

An initial baseline survey of what dementia services are currently being delivered in different localities, and how well they do against the outcomes has been undertaken across Greater Manchester in July 2016.

The survey provided a high-level view and from this, a first version of a locality profile has ...

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