Did you know that people living with dementia in Wales are less likely to receive a diagnosis, and are less likely to have access to support afterwards than those living in the rest of the UK.? This has to change.
As part of their 45,000 reasons campaign, Alzheimer’s Society is calling on the Welsh government to develop a dementia strategy for Wales, one that demonstrates a commitment to improving diagnosis rates, and ensures the access to local services and the quality of care that people living with dementia deserve.
There are currently 45,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in Wales, less than 50% of which have received a formal diagnosis. However, even those who have a diagnosis are unlikely to receive the information and support that they need in order to live well. 1 in 10 people living with dementia in Wales did not receive any support in the first year after diagnosis, leaving them to deal with their diagnosis alone.
Click the link above to sign the Alzheimer's Society petition.