Points of View: Linda Robinson, @Age_NI Chief Executive - Dementia
In Northern Ireland approximately 19,000 people are living with dementia, a number projected to rise to almost 60,000 by 2051, the fastest expected rate of increase in the UK (DHSSPS 2010).
When a person is living with dementia, it is important for us all to ensure that they are treated as a unique individual, with respect and dignity. It’s vital that their voice is at the centre of decision-making regarding the services they receive.
Age NI care services enable those voices to be heard in our dementia day centres; in Meadowbank, our best-practice dementia residential centre; and through our innovative My Life My Way project which supports older people who are living with dementia (and their carers) to live life their way.
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