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Greater Manchester is aiming to be “the best place to live with dementia in the world” and Health Innovation Manchester is committed to supporting work towards this vision.

It is estimated that there are currently over 30,000 people living with dementia in Greater Manchester with the city region spending £270million a year treating and caring for people with dementia.

With an ageing population and rising numbers of people being diagnosed with dementia, it is one of the greatest health challenges facing the country and Greater Manchester.

The Dementia United Operational Group are working with partners across Greater Manchester to improve the experiences of people with dementia and their carers, and reduce pressure on the health and social care system.

Working in partnership with industry, Health Innovation Manchester will deliver an early detection and diagnostics framework for dementia – building on the principles of preempt and prevent to detect and interview very early in the pathway of cognitive decline.

Health Innovation Manchester will support Dementia United through the identification and implementation of suitable new innovations to support the overall objectives.

The vision is to improve outcomes by ensuring optimal access and uptake of innovative technologies and treatments for eligible people, as well as ensuring the health and care system is geared to provide the best support for people living with dementia.

To find out more about the project contact Project Manager Jo Aldham jo.aldham@healthinnovationmanchester.com

If you would like to submit an innovation to Health Innovation Manchester for development support please complete an application here