Dementia Matters in Powys

Action on diagnosis

With diagnosis rates in Wales at a little over 50%, Dementia Matters in Powys are making a call to action to change this. Fear and stigma can be a real barrier to seeking a diagnosis. It's time for this to change.

Receiving a diagnosis is important for a number of reasons:

  • Your symptoms might be as a result of another condition. Identifying exactly what is going on for you means that you can receive the appropriate treatment.
  • If you do have dementia, knowing which type of dementia will help you greatly in understanding how that dementia generally affects people. We are all unique but you will be able to receive information and advice about your specific condition.
  • You can make linkages with support services that can help greatly in supporting you to live well with dementia for you and your family and friends.
  • You can plan positively for the future and maintain control over important decisions that affect you.

Over the next four weeks, we will be focusing on raising awareness around the need to seek an early diagnosis. For more information, please call us on 01597 821166.

Raising awareness & understanding of dementia

Understanding the different needs of individuals and those who care for them

Supportive & inclusive communities

Building communities which provide education, practical advice and opportunities for people living with dementia, their carers and families

Other people's stories

Hear how others living with dementia have managed to stay independent and have control over their lives

Working together effectively

Dementia Matters in Powys is working in close partnership with Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys County Council and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Are you living with dementia?

Are you experiencing possible symptoms of dementia or do you already have a diagnosis... or are you concerned about a family member or friend?

Making an impact

Giving a voice to those living with dementia who believe that there should be nothing about us, without all of us when deciding policy and support

How and where we work