We feel so lucky to have had this experience, not only travelling to Parliament but also meeting figures from across the country who focus on dementia care. Ian’s lecture was so inspirational and engaging, and it really made us think ‘what can we do to help?’, so to be invited to Parliament learn more, and ultimately apply what we’ve learned in our practice, is invaluable.
Everyone knows someone affected by dementia. My grandad has dementia and, while he’s living well with it, it took him 18 months to be diagnosed. It’s not right that people with dementia have to wait so long and then, when they are diagnosed, their care can vary so much.
While dementia is something that will touch most people’s lives, there’s still a long way to go in ensuring that care is effective and standardised across the country. This new report is another step in reaching that aim, and it was a privilege to be joined by Chloe and Leah at the report launch.
Ian Sherriff BEM
Ian gives lectures on dementia care to a number of health programmes at the University of Plymouth
Read more about the new report, Raising the Barriers
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