DoH pilots dementia advisors and support networks

Dementia sufferers are to receive greater support throughout the course of their illness, the DoH has announced.

Phil Hope
Phil Hope

Dementia advisors and support networks will be piloted across 22 areas in England. The advisors will help patients with dementia and their families navigate the care and support system.

The support networks will include dementia cafes, places where dementia patients and their carers can meet up, and social networking sites.

Care services minister Phil Hope said: ‘This project will test different support methods so we can see what families respond to best. After that, I want to see dementia advisors start taking up posts all around the country.'

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

 


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