Action Plan

We aim to help adults across the UK enjoy better health throughout their lives – for example through the information we provide on www.agewatch.org.uk.

People affected by dementia are important members of our target audience. 

Commitment 1 - Relating to: Research

To participate in research which recognises that people with dementia have the right to know about and decide if they want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and to be supported to take part.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

Participation in the Dementia and Imagination Research Council project, which has fully involved people with dementia and their carers in multi-site research to explore the potential of art to help people with dementia - including recording progress on www.dementiaandimagination.org.uk which we manage on behalf of the project.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 2 - Relating to: Community

 

To provide information to optimise the ability to continue with day to day and family life.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

By signposting to a range of services and organisations which can help both people with dementia and their carers continue with day to day and family life - in particular through the Eldercare section on www.agewatch.org.uk.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 3 - Relating to: Research

 

At Age Watch our research into dementia is particularly focused on the causes of dementia and what action can reduce the risk  or delay its onset - and we welcome feedback from people with dementia and their carers on this research, to help guide its development and presentation.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We will review and update our research into the causes of dementia and what can be done to reduce the risk or delay the onset, in the light of both developments in published research and feedback from people with dementia and their carers - and will also continue to signpost people to Join Dementia Research.

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.