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2009

Publication of the National Dementia Strategy In 2009 the then government in England published a five-year National Dementia Strategy. As part of this work, strategies on end of life care and carers were also in place.

2009

2010

Publication of the National Dementia Declaration. Establishment of Dementia Action Alliance The coalition government at the time stated its commitment to implement the National Dementia Strategy; however, that could only do so much. The Department of Health, as a signatory to the Declaration, set out what it intended to do to help improve the lives of people with dementia. However, radical and sustainable change could only come about through the action of individuals and organisations working together locally and nationally to challenge what was wrong and to do things better. This was done through the creation of the DAA.

2010

2012

PMs Challenge on dementia 2012 saw the beginning of local Dementia Action Alliances Dementia Action Alliance on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society were commissioned by the Department of Health to foster the creation of Local Dementia Action Alliances (LDAAs).

2012

2014

Official end of National Dementia Declaration. Publication of DAA Impact Survey In 2014 Dementia Action Alliance surveyed people affected by dementia, as well as health and social care professionals to measure the impact of DAA since it's inauguration in 2010. The survey was completed by over 1,300 respondents, including over 100 living with dementia. The findings were used to inform the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2020.

2014

2015

PMs Challenge on Dementia 2020 Funding from the Department of Health for Local Dementia Action Alliances ended at this point. A review of LDAA sustainability was explored. A key aspiration in the report was that by 2020, National and local government would take a leadership role with all government departments and public sector organisations becoming dementia friendly and all tiers of local government being part of a local Dementia Action Alliance.

2015

2016

Review of Dementia Action Alliance’s I statements A lot had changed since 2010. So, in 2016, Alzheimer’s Society led a review on behalf of the DAA alongside people living with dementia and carers to ensure they reflected what people want today. Grounded in human rights law, the revised statements they are a rallying call to improve the lives of people with dementia and to recognise that they should not be treated differently because of their diagnosis. At this stage Alzheimer’s Society took on the role of providing support to Local Dementia Action Alliances.

2016

2017

Launch of Dementia Statements and From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard campaign In 2017 Dementia Action Alliance launched the Dementia statements, the result of the review of the I statements, which changed the focus to include carers as well as people living with dementia. We also launched our ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen & Heard’ campaign, looking to improve outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers who come from seldom heard groups.

2017

2018

Renamed National Dementia Action Alliance and relaunch of Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter At this point we changed our name to National Dementia Action Alliance to differentiate between local and national DAA. The action plans submitted by each member were changed to incorporate the principles from the Dementia Statements and the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter was relaunched to include an updated element on volunteering.

2018

2009

Publication of the National Dementia Strategy

In 2009 the then government in England published a five-year National Dementia Strategy. As part of this work, strategies on end of life care and carers were also in place.

2010

Publication of the National Dementia Declaration. Establishment of Dementia Action Alliance

The coalition government at the time stated its commitment to implement the National Dementia Strategy; however, that could only do so much. The Department of Health, as a signatory to the Declaration, set out what it intended to do to help improve the lives of people with dementia. However, radical and sustainable change could only come about through the action of individuals and organisations working together locally and nationally to challenge what was wrong and to do things better. This was done through the creation of the DAA.

2012

PMs Challenge on dementia 2012 saw the beginning of local Dementia Action Alliances

Dementia Action Alliance on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society were commissioned by the Department of Health to foster the creation of Local Dementia Action Alliances (LDAAs).

2014

Official end of National Dementia Declaration. Publication of DAA Impact Survey

In 2014 Dementia Action Alliance surveyed people affected by dementia, as well as health and social care professionals to measure the impact of DAA since it's inauguration in 2010. The survey was completed by over 1,300 respondents, including over 100 living with dementia. The findings were used to inform the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2020.

2015

PMs Challenge on Dementia 2020

Funding from the Department of Health for Local Dementia Action Alliances ended at this point. A review of LDAA sustainability was explored. A key aspiration in the report was that by 2020, National and local government would take a leadership role with all government departments and public sector organisations becoming dementia friendly and all tiers of local government being part of a local Dementia Action Alliance.

2016

Review of Dementia Action Alliance’s I statements

A lot had changed since 2010. So, in 2016, Alzheimer's Society led a review on behalf of the DAA alongside people living with dementia a nd carers to ensure they reflected what people want today. Grounded in human rights law, the revised statements they are a rallying call to improve the lives of people with dementia and to recognise that they should not be treated differently because of their diagnosis. At this stage Alzheimer’s Society took on the role of providing support to Local Dementia Action Alliances.

2017

Launch of Dementia Statements and From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard campaign

In 2017 Dementia Action Alliance launched the Dementia statements, the result of the review of the I statements, which changed the focus to include carers as well as people living with dementia. We also launched our ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen & Heard’ campaign, looking to improve outcomes for people living with dementia and their carers who come from seldom heard groups.

2018

Renamed National Dementia Action Alliance and relaunch of Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter

At this point we changed our name to National Dementia Action Alliance to differentiate between local and national DAA. The action plans submitted by each member were changed to incorporate the principles from the Dementia Statements and the Dementia-Friendly Hospital Charter was relaunched to include an updated element on volunteering.

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We run campaigns to raise awareness and bring about positive change with our focus always remaining on people living with dementia and their carers. The collaboration with our members is a key part of these

Our newsletter celebrates the work of our members and all members have the opportunity to submit content to it each month

Every member has their own profile on the NDAA website where you can submit your action plan and provide details of your organisation

All NDAA members can submit any news they have to us and we’ll feature it on our website and on social media

We run a selection of different events that we invite our members to attend. These focus on particular themes, such as technology, co-morbidities, and seldom-heard groups

We run webinars for members to attend and past topics have included dementia friendly housing and inclusive societies

We encourage our members to take part in roundtables to share knowledge and further research with past discussions focussing on our seldom seen and heard groups campaign and care homes

Our conference takes place each year and all members are able to attend with opportunities for speaking and exhibiting on the day open to members

As a NDAA member you have access to a huge amount of knowledge and skills in the fight against dementia through your fellow members and networking with them

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