Our plan to support people with dementia to live well
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, there are more than 13,000 people living with dementia which is expected to rise in the coming years. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2019-22 sets out a vision to help people to live well with dementia. The strategy is informed by what people have said about their experiences either as a person living with dementia or as a carer. It is written for people with memory concerns, those with a dementia diagnosis, their families and carers and the organisations supporting them. An important focus of the strategy is to move towards delivery of personalised and integrated care.
Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and doesn’t only affect older people. More than 40,000 people in the UK who have dementia are under 65.In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the number of people aged under 65 and living with dementia is approximately 270.