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East Kent Independent Dementia Support

An independent group supporting those living with dementia and their carers in East Kent.

9 February 2015
South East
Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Thanet Dementia Action Alliance, Canterbury 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?

At our groups we encourage socialisation through informal get-togethers and outings. Support and information on a wide variety of subjects is provided by local healthcare and Social Services professionals who also attend our groups along with representatives of various care organisations such as Crossroads and Volcare as well as others such as Kent Fire and Rescue, etc. By offering ongoing support to family carers we help them look after their loved one with dementia in their own home for longer.

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

The acceptance by the person with dementia, and their family, of the initial diagnosis and the fact that they can live well with this illness. Also being aware of the range of help that is available locally for both patient and carers.

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