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Ageing with Optimism

Ageing with Optimism is here to help you get the very best out of growing old. We aim to be realistic, so we use terms such as ‘old’, ‘death’ and ‘dementia.’ But we are also optimistic. Optimism derives from the Latin optimum meaning ‘best’. Being optimistic means getting the best possible outcome from any given situation. We will help you confront the issues you can face in old age head on and take active and constructive steps to achieve the best possible outcome.

Updated:
17 March 2018
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Legal, Medical, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, Bury St Edmunds Dementia Action Alliance , Stowmarket 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?

We believe you can live well with dementia. We speak widely on the Mental Capacity Act, and how its use can improve peoples lives. We seek to encourage people to talk about dementia before they have to live with it so that if they do develop it they can cope with it better. If they dont then we encourage them to use their knowledge to help people living with it. We aim to help those living with dementia take an active and full part in society. Knowledge and understanding is power for all.

We are available to give talks on the Mental Capacity Act, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Dementia and End of Life Care

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

Getting our message across to our target audience which is individuals and families living with dementia, those at risk of developing dementia and people working in the medical and social care sectors.

2. Actions