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“Whatever Happens Marty, Don’t Go to 2020!”

“Whatever Happens Marty, Don’t Go to 2020!”

2020 has been quite a year. Yet in our own way we have achieved a great deal.  Here are some of the highlights from our year working to personalise dementia, together.      January- This was to be our big launch. One room, 119 people, the 6 components of...

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Let’s make pre-diagnosis support better

Let’s make pre-diagnosis support better

By Ian McCreath, Policy Manager, Alzheimer's Society and DCAN Operating Officer. One of the more noticeable impacts of COVID-19 on dementia support, has been how it has affected people getting a diagnosis. Rates of diagnosis fell sharply in the first wave and although...

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“What Matters Now?”: Our Covid-19 Enquiry

“What Matters Now?”: Our Covid-19 Enquiry

How has Covid-19 impacted on the priorities for personalised care for people living with dementia? “What matters now?” That’s the question we found ourselves asking earlier this year when it became clear that we were facing a health and social challenge like no other,...

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What is DCAN & how can I use it?

What is DCAN & how can I use it?

About DCAN DCAN is a network for people as well as organisations. It’s the space in the middle where those of us passionate about improving dementia care and support can share insights, research, ideas, models of support, challenges and new opportunities.  These will...

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