Liz and Mike Brookes

Give me some time to think | Liz and Mike’s Story

This patient story focuses on the effervescent Liz & Mike, Mike lives with vascular dementia and his wife Liz cares for him.

As a couple, Liz and Mike struggle to navigate our complex health and care systems in their attempts to get the support Mike’s vascular dementia diagnosis needs. But we’ll tell you a secret, This is more than a patient story about dementia, this is the story of Liz and Mike and how they use their voices to make ...

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Latest newsletter out now

Our first quarterly newsletter of 2018 is now out.

The Greater Manchester partnership team have been accelerating work around Dementia United (DU) Greater Manchester’s (GM) Dementia strategy and improvement programme to mobilise the implementation plan that was ratified in early 2017.

The latest newsletter delivered on the 1st March 2018, available to read here, features updates on locality delivery, regional plans and upcoming events.

If you have stories, examples of great work or opportunities related to dementia that you would like ...

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Work begins on DU Dashboard

Work on the Dementia United Data/ Measurement Dashboard began in February 2018 with a workshop bringing together people from across the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

The workshop aimed to bring blue-sky thinking to what and how dementia data could be shared across Greater Manchester. The dashboard will paint the bigger picture of dementia care, showing victories and challenges as the work of Dementia United moves forward.

The workshop brought together representatives from primary and secondary care, clinical commissioning groups, ...

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Visiting localities

Engagement has been a key part of the work to date and has included a programme of regular locality meetings between 2015 and 2016, and the DU team visiting all localities in 2017.

Our team has been busy traversing the region hearing about the great work all ten local areas are carrying out in line with the Greater Manchester Dementia Standards to help people living with dementia and their carers.

The GM support team were keen to understand how current and planned ...

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NHS Health Check Dementia

Dementia risk included in NHS Health Check

PHE are pleased to advise that the outcome from the consultation on dementia risk reduction messaging, together with the results from the Age 40+ pilot project, led to a recent submission from their Expert Scientific Clinical Advisory Panel (ESCAP) to the Public Health Minister.

The Minister has approved the recommendations for dementia risk reduction messaging to be included in the NHS Health Check, for everyone eligible, aged 40-74. The Minister’s response outlining the next steps is due at the end of ...

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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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