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People Living with Dementia

Population Outcome: People Living with Dementia in Suffolk and North East Essex Age Well

Early diagnosis, and the best quality treatment, care and support are essential if everyone with dementia in Suffolk and North East Essex is to stay well. Awareness of signs and prompt access to testing enables early diagnosis. High quality information, treatment and care means people and their carers and families can achieve and maintain a good quality of life.

Indicators

Barometer Measure

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Dementia Prevalence Data

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Dementia Diagnosis Data

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Living Well With Dementia

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Data about Being Supported Well with Dementia

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The Story Behind the Outcome

Lived Experience

Films

Equity within dementia services

Dementia - early support

Dementia - finding support

Dementia - Julia's Experiences

Dementia - Peter and Teresa's Experiences

Reports

'What's it Like' - Healthwatch Suffolk report

A report asking people’s experiences of residential and nursing homes in Suffolk

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Community Asset Mapping - Age Well

North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance Community Asset Mapping Ageing Well in North East Essex June 2023

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A Roundabout Without Signposts

Peoples experiences of dementia in Suffolk - Healthwatch Suffolk report 2023

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Published Evidence

The Dementia Statements

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Dementia - impact of Covid 19

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Demography

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Further Reading

Further Information

Useful Organisations

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Our Ambition

What we know matters and why

What matters?Why?
I am diagnosed earlyEarly diagnosis enables me to access treatments that prevent decline and maintain my quality of life.
I, and my carer and family, receive high quality careReceiving compassionate care from staff trained in dementia means I am safe, supported to maintain my health and wellbeing, and independent.
I can live a full life with dementiaHaving the information I need, in the most accessible way for me, on support services, welfare benefits and adjustments means I can live independently and well.

Being part of in my family, social networks and community means I feel understood, respected and included.
I am treated as an individualTreating me, my carer and my family with dignity and respect, recognising my culture, characteristics and life circumstances, means my care and support is inclusive, sensitive and responsive to my needs.
I am seen and heardRecognising that I am a whole person means I am not defined solely by my diagnosis and am treated with respect.

Giving me choice and control means I, and my carer and family, are respected as full partners in my care and to make decisions about my future.

How will things be different in Suffolk and North East Essex

We will co-produce raising awareness of the early signs of dementia and the care and support available.We will co-produce ways to ensure all health and social care services are understanding and flexible to meet the diverse needs of people with dementia and their carers.
We will enable people with dementia to have access to the treatments, support and opportunities to socialise that prevent deterioration in their health and maximise independence.We will co-produce ways to ensure all health and social care services are understanding and flexible to meet the diverse needs of people with dementia and their carers.
We will encourage all communities to be dementia-friendly and inclusive.We will support people to maintain their health and wellbeing before, while waiting for, during and after treatment to help them stay well and recover well.
We will co-produce ways to ensure all health and social care services are understanding and flexible to meet the diverse needs of people with dementia and their carers.

Case Studies – how we are making progress across Suffolk & North East Essex

Relevant plans and strategies

ICS

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board – Joint Forward Plan
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County

Essex County Council
Essex Dementia Strategy 2017-21

Alliance

Ipswich and East Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

North East Essex 
Alliance Delivery Plan

West  Suffolk
Alliance Delivery Plan

NHS Trusts

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
ESNEFT Strategy 2019-24

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Strategic Plan 2023-28

Last Updated on 20 February 2024

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