Cases of dementia in the UK are expected to rise to almost 1.6 million by 2050, a recent study by medical journal The Lancet has predicted. That’s a lot more people with dementia requiring palliative care, as well as their carers needing support, reassurance and information. Is St Christopher’s ready? We are running a new project to help us prepare and we need your help.
We would like to speak to anyone who has had experience of dementia – the good, the bad, the funny, the sad. What do you wish you knew then that you know now? How could things have been better? What kind of support – emotional, spiritual, practical – do dementia households need? We would really value your contributions. All conversations will be strictly confidential and would help us to better develop community pathways for dementia households into hospice care.
This forms part of a larger, hospice-wide dementia strategy to deliver high-quality compassionate care for those living with dementia. We also hope to support these findings translating into inclusive practice to welcome and support people with dementia.
If you have already taken part in previous focus groups or discussions on dementia, please do come forward again – we still really want to hear from you!
Please contact Anna Crane in the Community Action team – we can zoom, email or talk face to face. Email Anna on A.Crane@StChristophers.org.uk