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

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