Action Plan

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this. We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

Age UK provides advice to older people living with dementia or concerned about symptoms of dementia to make informed choices and provide information. We believe it is possible to live well with dementia and we work to enable the structures to support this.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will continue to produce guidance for those living with dementia and their carers, with their input and guidance.

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

We continue to support carers in all aspects of their life.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

We campaign for the rights of carers, in all aspects of daily life.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

We continue to support carers through our network and local Age UKs. We produce national guidance and campaign for carers to get the right support.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

In 2019 we will be publishing 'Behind the Headlines' highlighting issues that are frequently raised by carers and those living with dementia when they speak to Age UK.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.