Dementia today and tomorrow
A new deal for people with Dementia and their carers
With dementia costing the UK some £26.3 billion per year and the number of people with dementia likely to reach over one million by 2021, it is not surprising that the Prime Minister has described dementia as “a national crisis”. This report, produced by Deloitte and Alzheimer's Society, evaluates the progress made to date in terms of dementia care in UK and sets out what needs to be done to make dementia care fit for the 21st century.
The report, based on the views of people with dementia, their carers and supporters, and expert practitioners from across health and social care, addresses some fundamental questions about the current and future dementia landscape:
- What progress has been made against the National Dementia strategy?
- Is progress in line with the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge?
- What issues and challenges remain?
- What more needs to be done over the next five years to maintain and improve progress?
- What should good dementia care and support look like by 2020?
England led the world in implementing a National Dementia Strategy in 2009, alongside France and Australia. Today there are 18 countries in Europe with dementia plans, and globally from Chile to Korea, governments are following England’s lead.
Now is the time to renew England’s leadership in dementia and stand firmly behind the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 to ensure that people with dementia and their carers receive world class dementia care and support.