About Us

Dementia Somerset is an informal partnership between:

The vision in Somerset is for people with dementia and their family and carers to be helped to live well and improve the quality of their life, no matter what the stage of their illness or where they are in the health and social care system.  Somerset has developed a joint Somerset Dementia Strategy and has detailed plans to support its implementation.  NHS Somerset has identified dementia as one of its key World Class Commissioning health outcomes, with a focus on working with GPs to increase the identification of people with dementia through the Qualities and Outcomes Framework.

Somerset is a predominantly rural county with pockets of deprivation, mainly in the towns, but also in some rural areas, particularly in West Somerset, and this presents issues relating to access to services especially for older people, and those on low incomes.  Somerset has much higher levels of people aged 50 and over than the UK as a whole.

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  • If you are worried, either about your own or someone else's memory, Alzheimer's Society has a booklet that can help you understand more about memory loss.

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Dementia Somerset is funded by:

NHS Somerset

Somerset County Council

DementiaSomerset is supported by
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