Annually, dementia costs the UK? 26 billion. However, not all than it is paid by the NHS, which only contributes? 4. 3 million, with local authorities picking up? 4. 5 billion dollars. The highest amount paid is by service users and the family and friends who pay away an astonishing? 17. 4 billion, either to pay for private social health care (? 5. 8 billion) or in unpaid health care (? 11. 6 billion). As this is the case, service users, family and friends are an extremely influential part of the care provision, and you ought to include them in any conversations about dementia care.
Since this is such a costly condition, without cure as yet, the Government is placing large amounts of money into research to either find a cure, to halt the condition or prevent dementia from developing in the first place. In the meantime, it is striving to help people to live well for longer with their dementia, thereby deflecting some of the cost connected to the condition.
While part of the Leading Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation Plan released in 2016, a Very well Pathway for Dementia has been developed, to assist organisations when developing their own dementia ways of help people stay well.
Employing the Well Pathway for Dementia
The Well Process for Dementia has 5 main pillars as comes after:
1 ) Preventing Very well – this requires you to give people advice about the ways in which they can stop the onset of dementia.
2. Diagnosing Well – this means if you understand that a person may have dementia, you take the appropriate steps to get this proved.
3. Supporting Well – this means you provide care and support to people with dementia.
4. Living Well – this will demand you to help people to live as normal a life as is possible.
5. Dying Well – this will require you to help people expire with dignity.
In addition to, there are 5 more areas that need consideration to complete the Well Pathway for Dementia. These are: