Dementia

About 750,000 people in the UK have dementia – and this number is expected to double in the next thirty years. The Government is committed to improving the care and experience of people with dementia and their carers by transforming dementia services to achieve better awareness, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at every stage and in every setting, with a greater focus on local delivery of quality outcomes and local accountability for achieving them.

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Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. … Read more → – Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

The health and care champion group and the dementia friendly communities champion group, which are working as part of the PM’s Dementia Challenge, would like to hear your views. You … Read more → – Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

Draft Care and Support Bill published

The draft Care and Support Bill has been published. It creates a single law for adult care and support, replacing more than a dozen different pieces of legislation. It provides … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill published

Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia

Update 4 July 2012: An audio clip of Paul Burstow talking about the importance of early diagnosis of dementia is now available at the end of this post. Care Services … Read more → – Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia

Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

An Alzheimer’s Society training programme, supported by funding from the Department of Health and the HC-One care home group, is being rolled out to 150 care homes across the UK. … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group

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Prime Minister David Cameron has met with the dementia friendly communities champion group in London. The group is one of three champion groups set up as part of the dementia … Read more → – PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group

PM’s challenge on dementia – driving improvements in health and care

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In this video blog Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia talks about the five areas thought to be particularly important in driving improvements in the health and care … Read more → – PM’s challenge on dementia – driving improvements in health and care