There are approximately 6,100 people aged 65 years and older (and about 140 people under 65 years old) currently living with dementia in Sheffield: that’s close to 1% of the whole of the city’s population. Organisations across the city are working together to improve the care and support for people of all ages living with – or caring for those living with – dementia in Sheffield, and together they have agreed a Dementia Strategy.
The ICB also supports:
- The Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust – Services include the Memory Service (which offers support to older people living in Sheffield who are experiencing memory problems) and Older Adults Home Treatment Team (a city-wide service that provides short-term intensive treatment to older adults who have a functional mental health problem or a Dementia diagnosis).
- Sheffield Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Short Term Intervention Service, which offers patients/carers who are at risk of dementia related crisis a short-term reablement support plan that addresses their immediate needs to improve their situation. This service is aligned with the community dementia services, funded by Sheffield City Council.