The role of housing providers in improving the diagnosis of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society recent report, Home truths, highlighted the lack of focus on housing and dementia and recognised the importance of trained housing staff, who understand dementia and can support families by providing information and advice on local services and housing options.

Home truths builds on the Society’s Support. Stay. Save. report. Key findings include:

  • Improve links between housing, health and social care services
  • Housing with care can potentially fill a gap between mainstream homes and care homes for some people with dementia
  • There are mixed experiences of accessing information and advice on housing and housing options, and strong support for access to funding and support to make adaptations to the home
  • More needed to be done to ensure homes are designed and built with the needs of people with dementia in mind.

For more information about dementia friendly communities please see the¬†Alzheimer’s Society dementia friendly communities page or email dementiafriendlycommunities@alzheimers.org.uk.