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The new Dementia Action Plan for Wales – Alzheimer’s Society comment

On 14 February 2018, Welsh Government launched its brand new Dementia Action Plan for Wales.

The Dementia Action Plan for Wales is a momentous step forward. It is the result of years of campaigning and hard work to ensure people affected by dementia in Wales have their say.

Sue Phelps, Country Director for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru said:

‘For the 45,000 people affected by dementia in Wales and their families, the launch of Welsh Government’s Dementia Action Plan today is pivotal.’

‘Wales has the lowest diagnosis rates in the UK, and people with dementia have been under supported during and after their diagnosis for far too long.’

‘We have campaigned long and hard, through our #45000reasons campaign, for a plan that recognises the rights of people affected by the condition. We hope this initial three year commitment through the Dementia Action Plan will bring about the changes that people with dementia have told us they need, such as; receiving a timely diagnosis and access to support services to enable people to live well with dementia.’

‘The real work starts now and the implementation of this Plan at a national and local level is key to improving the experiences of people with dementia and their families. This will only work with the continued inclusion and engagement of people who live with the condition, and by building and strengthening our dementia-friendly nation, where we all play an active role and are united against dementia.’

Read more about the Dementia Action Plan for Wales.