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Dementia in Durham consultation

We asked you to answer a few questions to tell us of your experiences or understanding of dementia which will help us to plan and develop services in future.

Dementia currently affects around 8,000 people in County Durham and it is estimated that by 2030 for adults aged over 65 years old, this figure could double in those diagnosed with dementia. The County Durham Dementia Health Needs Assessment aims to understand the needs of people with dementia, their carers and families, as well as the needs and understanding of the general population.

What other activities will help shape future services?

We gathered information about dementia in a number of ways including: 

  • discussions and partnership working with Healthwatch County Durham and Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • listening to people with dementia, their families and carers
  • online questionnaires
  • paper questionnaires in libraries and other venues
  • discussions GP practices, patient groups and locality patient reference groups

The consultation period closed on Friday 12 June 2015.

What happens next?

We will gather all responses which will be included in the dementia health needs assessment document and this will guide future services. We will summarise what you have told us and this will be available here.

Contact us
Public Health
03000 267 660
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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