Over 41,000 people in Wessex have dementia and numbers are predicted to double by 2050. It is the biggest health issue we face and due to the growing ageing population in some parts of the region, incidence rates are higher than the average for England.
The Government made dementia a national priority for health in 2012 and since then, awareness of the disease including diagnosis rates have improved. National campaigns such as Dementia Friends and projects making communities 'dementia friendly' are breaking down barriers, and demystifying this long-term condition. Wessex AHSN is leading the way and using this foundation to build a programme of work across the region.
Wessex AHSN members
Bournemouth University Ageing and Dementia Research Institute (ADRC)
Wessex AHSN Centre for Implementation Science
Strategic Clinical Network
Public Health England
Carers in Southampton
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