DEMENTIA GAP PROJECT
The former Prime Minister, David Cameron, building on the achievements of the National Dementia Strategy, set up a programme to develop improvements in dementia care in 2014.
As part of this, we are continuing to identify patients who may have a higher likelihood for developing dementia.
If you have any concerns about your memory, or have a friend or relative whom you are concerned about who is a patient here, then please contact the surgery.
If you are in the following at-risk groups and the subject of memory impairment has not already been discussed, then please make an appointment.
Patients over 60 who have had a heart condition, a stroke, or circulation problems.
Patients over 60 who are diabetic
Patients over 60 with COPD
Patients over 50 with learning disabilities
Patients over 40 with Down’s syndrome
Patients with long-term neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, MS.
Carers of patients with dementia
If you are the registered carer for a patient of ours then you are entitled to a free NHS health check – please make an appointment.