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|Topic title||Dementia (2014)|
|Topic author(s)||Gill Oliver|
|Topic quality reviewed||February 2014, Joanna Cooper|
|Topic endorsed by||Dementia Strategy Group, OPICG|
|Topic approved by||Approved 26th March 2014 HWIG|
|Current version||05.08.2016 amended (See pages 1,4,7,13)|
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Note: figures presented in the JSNA have been updated since it was published. Please see the Nottinghamshire County Dementia Framework for Action.
Dementia is a term used to describe a range of brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Some people have both vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life and the number of people with dementia is rising yearly as the population ages. Dementia can affect people of any age but is most common in older people, particularly those aged over 65 years. The number of people aged over 65 living with dementia in Nottinghamshire is predicted to rise from 11022 in 2015 to 13138 in 2021. This represents a 19.2% increase over 6 years.
This chapter considers the health and social care needs of people with dementia. Other relevant links within the JSNA are to sections on Adult Mental Health (particularly Depression), End of Life, Older People with Long Term Conditions and Carers.
Dementia has become prominent in the last 5 years with the publication of two significant policy documents: the National Dementia Strategy in 2009 and the Prime Minister’s Challenge in 2012 (links below).
Unmet needs and service gaps include:-
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