The Welsh Government and the Department for Transport are investing in a new competition to help people living with dementia. The aim is to find ways of making it less stressful for them to travel to hospital and attend appointments. Proposals can be innovative approaches or technical solutions.
There are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. By 2050, there are likely to be be 150 million people worldwide living with dementia.
These people are often affected by other health conditions and need to attend hospital. This can be for both out-patient appointments or emergency departments. People with dementia tend to stop driving within 3 years of diagnosis. They can find it difficult to plan journeys, travel alone and deal with new environments. This can sometimes cause them to become too anxious to attend hospital.