Living well with dementia in Devon

Devon’s strategic objective in relation to dementia is to narrow the gap between the recorded and the currently estimated prevalence of dementia by at least 25% in the next 5 years.

Our action headlines:

  • Improve awareness of dementia, both among the general public and among health and social care professionals through information and education</li
  • Ensure arrangements are in place to diagnose the condition as early as possible to allow for earlier intervention and delivery of high quality care and support for people with dementia and their carers
  • Continue to make progress against the dementia action plan through joint commissioning arrangements for people with dementia
  • Stimulate market development across the range and type of care and housing support services available for people with dementia and their carers

The National Dementia Strategy sets out 17 objectives under the following headings:

  • Raising awareness and understanding
  • Early diagnosis and support
  • Living well with dementia
  • Delivering the National dementia Strategy

The action plan for Devon addresses each of these objectives and gives details as to how they will be met. Download the action plan below