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Here you will find a regularly updated list of up to date key documents, publications and factsheets that are designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia.

Dementia Strategy

Warwickshire's Living Well with Dementia Strategy

Warwickshire’s first dementia strategy ‘Living well with dementia in Warwickshire’ was published in 2011. Since the launch of this strategy, there has been significant progress in terms of highlighting dementia as a key issue at a local level.

Warwickshire Dementia Strategy refresh 2016 to 2019 is a plan of how we will continue to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers in Warwickshire. It outlines the needs and priorities of people with dementia in Warwickshire within the current policy and legislative context.

The vision for Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy refresh 2016 – 2019 is: Warwickshire is a place where people can live well with dementia.

This means that people with dementia and their carers:

  • Have access to a timely diagnosis of their condition and are offered appropriate post diagnosis support following this;
  • Have access to high quality, personalised and integrated services across health and social care;
  • Are provided with support that is tailored to their requirements and is delivered by skilled and knowledgeable staff;
  • Have access to information and services that focus on early intervention, prevention and the importance of staying healthy at all ages;
  • Experience less stigma and discrimination as awareness of dementia and the creation of ‘Dementia-friendly’ communities increases.

The full strategy and delivery plan, which can be found below, which details how Warwickshire County Council, along with our strategic partners, will deliver these objectives. A summary is also available.

The dementia guide

The Dementia Guide

Who is it for and what does it include?

The dementia guide is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia.

You will learn more about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available. You’ll find information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia and about making plans for the future.

The dementia guide has recently been updated. The second edition now includes sections on living alone, technology, communicating and changes to relationships.

If you would like to order a hard copy of The Dementia Guide, click here.

This is Me

A support tool to enable person-centred care

This is me is a simple form for anyone receiving professional care who is living with dementia or is experiencing delirium or other communication difficulties.

It provides an easy and practical way of recording who the person is. The form includes space to include details on the person’s cultural and family background; events, people and places from their lives; preferences, routines and their personality.

It is suitable for use in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or a care home and provides a valuable way of letting medical and social care staff know more about the person who has dementia.

It lets health and social care professionals see the person as an individual and deliver person-centred care that is tailored specifically to the person’s needs.

It can therefore help to reduce distress for the person with dementia and their carer. It can also help to overcome problems with communication, and prevent more serious conditions such as malnutrition and dehydration.

Now in its third edition, This is me was first developed by the Northumberland Acute Care and Dementia Group and is supported by the Royal College of Nursing.

The forms can be downloaded and completed electronically or printed out to fill in manually.

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