Dementia: what every commissioner needs to know: guidance on delivering the National Dementia Strategy for England


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This guide had been developed to help commissioners of health and social care services to understand how to effectively commission services for people with dementia and their carers.

It summarises: the current prevalence of dementia and numbers of people affected nationally and by primary care trust area; projections on numbers of people with dementia in 2021 nationally and by PCT area; the estimated financial costs of dementia; what the draft National Dementia Strategy for England recommends; how delivering on dementia fits into the broader commissioning agenda; where to start in commissioning for dementia; and how Alzheimer’s Society can support commissioners either through service provision or advice.

Andrew Chidgey
Alzheimer's Society