Cumbria’s Lead GP urges people to share their experiences of dementia

Cumbria’s Lead GP urges people to share their experiences of dementia

Cumbrians living with or caring for people with dementia are being urged by GPs to share their experiences as part of a survey to help improve services in the county.

NHS Cumbria and Cumbria County Council’s Dementia Strategy Partnership have produced the  survey around the experiences of people living with dementia in Cumbria which is available on-line and as paper copies.

Cumbria’s lead GP, Dr Hugh Reeve is encouraging people with an experience of dementia to take part in the survey. He said: “We want to improve the support and services provided to people with memory problems and their carers living in Cumbria. To do this we need to listen to people using these services to find out what their needs and requirements are.”

Richard Parry Cumbria County Council’s Corporate Director of Adults and Local Service said: “As part of the work to improve services for people living with memory problems and their carers in the county, a team of researchers from Stirling University will be tasked with listening to people living in Cumbria with memory problems along with their family and friends to find out what they really want and need.

“An important part of this project is a short survey that is being sent to over 800 people across Cumbria.  You can complete the survey on -line to make a contribution to this process.”

To take part in the survey visit this webpage and follow the instructions on screen:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/surveycumbria . The deadline for replies is October 31, 2012.

If would like a hard copy of the survey for yourself or to pass on to someone living with dementia or caring for them then contact Lisa.moffat@cumbriacc.gov.uk or donna.story@cumbriacc.gov.uk. Alternatively, copies of the survey can obtain from Alzheimers Society or Age UK countywide.