Dementia is a debilitating illness estimated to affect more than 3,000 people in the city, with that number expected to rise by over 50% by 2035. Dementia does not just have a devastating effect on the individual, but also their families and friends.
Councillor Linda Leach, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "We want to hear from people living with dementia, their families and carers, and professionals who work with people with dementia, to understand the key issues facing those affected by this cruel condition and to help us improve provision as we recover from the pandemic."
To get involved, please complete 1 of 2 short surveys, one for people living with dementia which can be completed with the support of a carer or family member available at People living with Dementia, and a second for professionals available at Mapping Dementia Support Services in the Community – Professionals. Both surveys are available until Sunday 13 February, 2022.
Wolverhampton is recognised as a Dementia Friendly City by the Alzheimer’s Society, with Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance successfully bringing together dozens of local organisations including retailers, businesses, emergency services, religious groups and education providers to work together to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their family carers.
People who are worried about dementia can contact the Alzheimer's Society for information and support either via its Dementia Connect phoneline, open 7 days a week on 0333 150 3456, or by visiting Alzheimer's Society.
For more details of the support available locally, please visit Dementia.