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Dementia Needs Assessment


The Dementia Needs Assessment provides quality evidence and guidance on the capacity required in care homes for people with dementia in Poole to 2025. There is a specific focus on how many residential and nursing care placements the Borough of Poole needs to commission and how many beds will be required to meet the demand.

The needs assessment:

  • describes the population at risk of dementia, highlighting characteristics relevant to Poole.

  • estimates the current and future number of people with dementia in Poole.

  • assesses service utilisation by people with dementia in Poole.

  • outlines current and future care home demand in Poole.

  • quantifies existing and likely future care home supply within Poole.

  • gap analysis of current and future demand and supply of care home beds.

  • sets out key messages for future strategic and service developments.

Key Findings

The assessment found that:

  • an estimated 2,354 people are affected by late onset dementia in Poole in 2010.

  • Dementia is an age related condition with a prevalence that nearly doubles every five years after the age of 65.

  • almost three quarters (73%) of people with late onset dementia in Poole are aged over 80. A fifth (21%) is aged over 90.

  • over half (55%) of people with late onset dementia will have mild dementia, 32% moderate and 13% severe dementia.

  • in the longer-term to 2025, the number of people with late onset dementia is forecast to increase to around 1,000 (+43%) to 3,360.

The Commission Strategy for Residential and Nursing Care For People with Dementia to 2025 can be found here.

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Date Published 
<January 2012>

Last Updated
<January 2012>

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