Dementia is one of our most significant health and social care priorities, both nationally and in Lincolnshire, as it has far reaching effects on people who live with the condition, their carers, family, friends, communities, businesses, health, social care and voluntary services.
We will continue to raise awareness, develop and commission services that support people with dementia to live well by accessing activities and services which help their physical and emotional wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of their family, friends and carers. We will also continue to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, recognising that what is good for the heart is good forthe brain, and can in some instances slow the progression of the disease.The impact of dementia can be far-reaching, but by increasing awareness and understanding of dementia among both the public and among professionals we can make a real difference to improving the lives of people living with dementia and also support those who care for them. Our commitment to the people of Lincolnshire is to do all we can to ensure access to care and support for those who need it.
Joint Dementia Strategy 2018-2021
We are pleased to launch the Lincolnshire Joint Strategy for Dementia 2018 - 2021, which sets out our vision and details our progress and achievements since the implementation of the Lincolnshire Joint Strategy for Dementia 2014 - 2017. The new strategy also provides information on our priorities for dementia services in Lincolnshire over the next three years.
This work has been led by Lincolnshire County Council, and the Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, who between them are responsible for delivery of the Strategy.
We remain committed to the vision to support people to live healthy lives in order to reduce the risk of developing dementia, improve identification and early diagnosis to ensure that people can be better enabled to live well with dementia through the provision of meaningful support and services.
By continuing to pursue our objectives and priority areas we will be able to support more people following a diagnosis and in turn support them to live at home, independently, for longer.
Join Dementia Research (JDR) is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for vital dementia research.
The LEARN Join Dementia Research awareness tool has been launched to raise awareness of how Join Dementia Research can help people with and without dementia, and the role healthcare professionals can play. This short online tool is aimed at anyone in health and social care who plays a role in caring for and supporting people with dementia, their carers and families.
Find out more about the LEARN Join Dementia Research awareness tool here: learn.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk
Advice and support
The Dementia Family Support Service (DFSS) is a support service for carers and people living with dementia. For support and information on local services, call 01522 692681.
Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122.
Find local support services for people with dementia and their carers on the Alzheimer’s Society website alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you
If you or someone you know are worried about or affected by dementia, we are here for you. Get advice on a range of topics and find support near you alzheimers.org.uk/get-support
Some local support groups/activities:
- Sleaford Dementia Support
- Dementia Support South Lincs
- Tonic Health Spalding
- Magna Vitae, Louth - Still Me (Dementia & life-altering conditions)
Dementia Action Alliances
There are now eight local Dementia Action Alliances in Lincolnshire covering all districts of the county. All those signed up to the DAA are working towards becoming dementia friendly by actively contributing to raising awareness and understanding of dementia. Developing dementia-friendly environments, reducing stigma and developing positive attitudes towards the delivery of services.
We invite organisations, businesses and community groups to sign up to become a dementia action alliance member and support us in making Lincolnshire a dementia friendly county.
- Boston Dementia Action Alliance
- East Lindsey Dementia Action Alliance
- Lincoln Dementia Action Alliance
- North Hykeham Action Alliance
- Skegness Area Dementia Action Alliance
- South Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance
- South West Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance
- West Lindsey Dementia Action Alliance
Other useful information and links