New Dementia Project From Lancashire

Lancashire initiated a new advice service for people with dementia at the start of Dementia Awareness Week.

My Way dementia adviser pilot project is a revolutionary venture which would facilitate people who have dementia to have access to information .It also provides advice on support and care that is beneficial for the patients. The project was publicly launched at the Alzheimer's Society's centre in Preston.

The dementia adviser project will be carried in partnership with Lancashire County Council, NHS Central Lancashire and the Alzheimer's Society.

The new advisers will be placed at four locations in central Lancashire. They will give high quality information to the people who have been diagnosed with dementia as well as to their care takers. They will also enable trouble-free access to care, support and advice to them following the detection.

The Department of Health is at present providing financial support to the plan till March 31, 2011. It is also experimenting on two models of service that are the goals of the National Dementia Strategy.

As per the scheme, the four dementia advisers will be answerable separately for the recruitment and training of five volunteers who will be positioned on each site.

The aim of the project is to find out whether particular locations or combinations of services create an obstacle in seeking help, advice and support or influences the eagerness of people to enter the health and social care system.