Survey launched to help improve lives of those living with dementia in Broadland

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Published: Monday, 17th September 2018

The Broadland Dementia Action Alliance would like to hear the views of those living with dementia

Broadland Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), with support from Broadland District Council, has launched its first survey to find out more about the lives of Broadland residents affected by dementia and how it can improve them. The launch coincided with World Alzheimer’s Day which was on Friday 21 September.

The survey, which consists of ten anonymous questions, will provide a snapshot of the lives of people with dementia, as well as their families and carers and the results will help to shape the focus of the Broadland DAA’s work over the next year.
 
Michael Chater, chairman of the Broadland DAA said:

“It's estimated that 7% of Broadland's residents aged over 65* suffer from dementia and as such, it’s very important that we raise awareness across the district and support those living with dementia, their carers and family. The findings of the survey will be integral to the Broadland Dementia Action Alliance action plan for 2018 and we look forward to making Broadland a more dementia-friendly place to be.”

Broadland District Cllr David Ward, adds:

“As Member Champion for Older People at Broadland District Council, I am committed to helping those with dementia in Broadland live better in their communities and as such I am delighted this  survey has been launched. We will work closely with the Broadland Dementia Action Alliance to use the findings to support communities and businesses across Broadland in their work to become more dementia-friendly.”

Complete the living with dementia survey online or request a paper copy from the Communities Team. The closing date is Sunday 28 October.

*Norfolk Insight, 2016

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