I’D like to ask for your readers’ help.

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is working with Age Cymru to give a voice to older people in Wales living with dementia and raise awareness of the challenges they face in their day to day lives.

Our project team would like to meet and speak with older people living with dementia across Wales, as well as their families and carers, to hear directly from them about their experiences.

The project aim is to give a strong voice to older people living with dementia in Wales and shine a light not only on their experiences and their needs, but also on their hopes and aspirations.

This will support our public services and policy makers to take the action needed to meet the needs of older people living with dementia in Wales and make our communities truly dementia supportive.

The number of people living with dementia in Wales will reach 45,000 this year, and this number is set to rise.

It’s more important than ever that we get things right for older people living with dementia in Wales and support them to live well within their communities.

To share your experiences of living with dementia in Wales, or the experiences of a family member or friend, contact Kathy Lye at Age Cymru by emailing kathy.lye@agecymru.org.uk or by phone by calling 029 2043 1570.

Age Cymru is Wales’ largest and leading charity for older people.

It works nationally and locally through its network of local charity partners to make Wales a place where older people can flourish.


Head of policy and public affairs, Age Cymru