As the ageing population increases, dementia will affect more people and is one of the major health and social care challenges facing Wales.

Dementia is one of our national priority areas, along with care and support at home and children who are looked after. 

We know that things need to be done to improve social care for people living with dementia, including making sure people can find the care and support they need in rural communities, and using Welsh where it is people’s first language.

New dementia resource to help your practice

We've developed an online dementia resource for social care professionals. The resource will support good practice in dementia care by giving access to essential information, case studies, data, and research. 

We have also produced a learning and development framework for dementia care, developed in partnership with NHS Wales and Public Health Wales.

We're building on this work to improve social care for people living with dementia. We're also working with the Welsh Government and partner organisations to ensure our work aligns with national activity across Wales: