Our dementia strategy
This strategy sets our vision for dementia care, and provides clear guidance for future service developments. It was developed in partnership with patients and staff who have experience of supporting someone with dementia, and it incorporates national and local policies, guidelines, and legislation.
Our vision is to become a dementia-friendly organisation where every patient with dementia, together with their families and carers, receive high quality, compassionate, person centred care.
To do so, we're focused on four key domains:
- diagnosing well
- living well
- supporting well
- dying well
This will be supported by a training framework in line with Health Education England recommendations.
Dementia in the UK
The national context
Dementia is recognised as one of the most important health and social care challenges of our generation. There are approximately 850,000 people in England living with dementia.
This is expected to reach one million by 2025 and two million by 2051.
The Department of Health estimates that 25 per cent of hospital beds are occupied by someone living with dementia.
The local context
Harrow has one of the highest proportions of older residents aged 65 and over compared to other London boroughs at 15.2%. Ealing is currently estimated to be 6.8%.
There are currently around 8,970 people within Brent, Ealing and Harrow boroughs with dementia and this is expected to rise to over 12,550 by 2030.