Welcome to the Dementia Friendly Horsham District website.
We aim to create a Dementia Friendly Horsham District – a safe and rewarding place for people with dementia to live, work, and visit and where carers feel adequately supported.
This website has been developed by the Horsham District Dementia Action Alliance with input from people living with dementia, carers and dementia specialists. It is intended as a resource and includes information, downloads and links to other organisations’ websites which will give you up-to-date information about activities and services they provide.
- It is estimated that 2,500 people in the Horsham District will be living with dementia by 2020. Most of these will be cared for at home by family members.
- Less than half the number of people with dementia have been officially diagnosed as having the condition.
- 35% of people with dementia would like more care, support and services to enable them to do things in the community.
- Activities that people living with dementia have given up include: getting out of the house (28%), shopping (23%), exercise (22%) and using transport (16%).
- 74% of UK adults think that by supporting people with dementia and enabling them to be part of the community would help reduce the stigma attached to the disease.