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Littletown Family Medical Practice

We are GP practice in the Oldham/Werneth/Chadderton area and we are proudly committed to supporting our local area to become dementia friendly.

Updated:
1 October 2019
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care, GP Surgery, Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Manchester Dementia Action Alliance , Salford Dementia Action Alliance , Oldham Dementia Action Alliance , Tameside and Glossop Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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?

As a GP practice out aim is:To diagnose Dementia as quickly as possible to provide the best care and support possible.To increase Dementia awareness and understanding. Offer support to both patients who suffer with Dementia and their carers alike. Promote awareness inhouse and by providing information for other local services that may be suitable. To reduce the social isolation and loneliness by breaking down barriers and helping remove stigmatization.

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

The greatest challenges to delivering our outcomes:

Identifying people with Dementia - Although their are screenings in place to identify such conditions, if patients do not attend for regular check ups they could slip through the net. We highly promote awareness within our surgery and send out regular invitations to people who meet a certain criteria to avoid this happening.Identifying local needs of people with Dementia and their carers.

2. Actions