Stroke Association East Midlands

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. We conduct research, run campaigns and provide support services for stroke survivors and their families.

Updated:
20 February 2014
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Pharmaceutical, Health, Care
Local Alliances:
East Midlands Regional Board

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation's role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers? 

We believe there is an urgent need for better recognition of vascular dementia and better information about vascular dementia following a stroke to be available to stroke health professionals, those affected by stroke and those who work in care settings

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation? 

· Vascular dementia is often missed in people who have had a stroke because there is little awareness of the condition and a firm diagnosis cannot be made for up to three months after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

· An estimated two thirds of vascular dementia is caused by strokes or TIAs. Despite this link there is no mention of vascular dementia in the Stroke Strategy.

· We need to get vascular dementia on the agenda of stroke health professionals.

Member website

http://www.stroke.org.uk/

2. Actions

  • Increase awareness and understanding of dementia

    We will seek to increase awareness and understanding of dementia and stroke amongst stroke professionals, stroke survivors and their families so that the signs are recognised earlier and people referred to a dementia specialist.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

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    2013 - Third Quarter Update

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    2013 - Second Quarter Update

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    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide relevant information

    We will provide relevant information, advice and support to stroke survivors with dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Identify stroke survivors with dementia

    We will seek to ensure that the review process is able to identify those stroke survivors with dementia and make referrals.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Fourth Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress

    2013 - First Quarter Update

    New member