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National Dementia Strategy

Older people at meeting, focus on woman with dementia

The first ever National Dementia Strategy is a landmark document that will transform the quality of dementia care. It sets out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled.

Published on 3 February 2009 the National Dementia Strategy is backed by £150 million over the first two years. It will increase awareness of dementia, ensure early diagnosis and intervention and radically improve the quality of care that people with the condition receive. Proposals include the introduction of a dementia specialist into every general hospital and care home and for mental health teams to assess people with dementia.

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Dementia Information Portal (opens new window)

Follow the implmentation of the National Dementia Strategy on the portal for key stakeholder delivery partners

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