NDM7773 - Member DebatesTabled on 16/09/2021 | For debate on 29/09/2021
To propose that the Senedd:
a) the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with and affected by dementia in Wales;
b) the importance of unpaid carers in ensuring that the social care system in Wales was able to operate during the pandemic.
2. Further notes the necessity of an accurate dementia diagnosis to allow for unpaid carers, the health and social care systems and other bodies and service providers to accurately plan person-centred services, as stated in the national dementia action plan.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
a) fund research into developing accurate diagnostic tools to ensure that people who receive a diagnosis of dementia can access the correct support immediately post diagnosis;
b) fund post diagnostic support for all types of dementia across Wales;
c) establish a national dementia data observatory to ensure accuracy in dementia data and to collect, analyse and disseminate data on dementia to all service providers wishing to access data to help plan and deliver dementia services across Wales.