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Thank you for attending this important event last week where we committed to working together to create a dementia friendly borough here in Brent.
We know that the diagnosis rate for dementia has increased both nationally and locally, meaning more of those people living with dementia who need support are identified and able to receive support earlier. Brent is doing well with dementia diagnosis and this is thanks to the work being done locally to raise awareness, early identification and initial diagnosis.
Brent Council, NHS Brent CCG, Community Action Dementia Brent and their partners are committed to working to ensure that people living with dementia and their families and carers are valued, respected and supported to live as normal life as normal lives as possible and for as long as possible.
The following are our key actions and we ask you to work with us on achieving these. One way you can proactively join this important initiative is to sign up to our Community Action on Dementia Brent Alliance you can also visit www.cad-brent.org.uk for an update on actions
For now we will focus on;
- Development of a five year dementia strategy led by Brent Council and Brent CCG
The main headline areas for the strategy are
- Diagnosing and Living Well
- Caring and dying well
(Other areas of activity may be added)
- Confirm the action plan required to achieve a dementia friendly borough 2020 – see actions below
- Promote Community Action on Dementia Brent Alliance
To join the alliance please complete the application here