The West Glamorgan Dementia programme forms part of the wider Emotional Well-being and Mental Health programme. Its purpose is to oversee the implementation of the Regional Dementia Strategy and the All-Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards and associated Action Plan.
Dementia is a broad term used to describe a range of conditions affecting the brain. It affects one in 20 people over the age of 65, and one in five over the age of 80, but it is also important to consider those with early onset dementia.
The West Glamorgan Regional Partnership is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers, through more effective and targeted service provision.
The region is in the process of coproducing a Regional Dementia Strategy and is currently working with colleagues in Welsh Government to implement the National Dementia Programme. This includes working with statutory and non-statutory health and social care service providers to develop new models of care and projects aimed at supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Work is underway to improve information sharing and effective collaborative working, with an emphasis on prevention.
West Glamorgan funds a range of community groups supporting those living with dementia.