I am a National Member of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), which requires the periodical updating of my action plan. With the launch of the new Dementia Statements last year (Read all about the Dementia Statements in my August 2017 Huffington Post blog), all National DAA members are now required to complete a new action plan centred around these statements. Mine has now been submitted, and will be published when the new DAA website goes live later this year.

The Dementia Action Alliance is a movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.

There are currently over 6000 organisations working together through the DAA. The membership includes large and small charities, Royal Colleges, Pharmaceutical companies, local authorities, acute trusts and local businesses.

I am extremely proud to be a member of the DAA, and in particular my ongoing involvement with the Communications Advisory Group and the current DAA ‘From Seldom Heard to Seen and Heard’ Campaign. I have also recommended national DAA membership to some of my consultancy clients, and i’m delighted that they have gone on to join the DAA.

Please do take some time to read more about the DAA, and if you work in an organisation that supports people living with dementia, or families affected by dementia, please consider joining the DAA.