Living with Dementia: Experiences of People with Dementia, Families and Unpaid Carers Report 2018

In October 2017 Healthwatch Isle of Wight staff and volunteers visited ten dementia-focussed community groups across the Island, including all the Alzheimer cafes. People were informed of discussion sessions to be held and were invited to take part.

Summary

For those that were unable to take part, they were given the opportunity to share their experiences of local services at the time. In addition, three discussion sessions were held within nursing and residential homes. 

Key findings

  • Navigating the care system was seen as a major challenge, with different parts of that system experienced as poorly co-ordinated
  • Support from individual health and social care professionals was highly valued, as was the sense of community amongst local dementia-focussed groups and groups for unpaid carers
  • Many experiences in hospital had raised concerns, although there was optimism about the potential for this to move in a positive direction. 

Downloads

If you need this report in a different format please email enquiries@healthwatchisleofwight.co.uk or call 01983 608608.

Living with Dementia: Experiences of People with Dementia, Families and Unpaid Carers Report 2018
Isle of Wight Council Response to Living with Dementia: Experiences of People with Dementia, Families and Unpaid Carers Report 2018
IW CCG Response to Living with Dementia: Experiences of People with Dementia, Families and Unpaid Carers Report 2018

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