Tagged: Dementia

Pioneering Dementia research projects receive £22 million government boost

Twenty one pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground breaking treatments have been selected to receive a share of £22million of Government funding, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. Visiting pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s UK dementia … Read more → – Pioneering Dementia research projects receive £22 million government boost

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Loneliness measure to boost care for older people

Greater transparency will help drive better services and improve care for older people For the first time local authorities will identify areas where older people suffer most acutely from loneliness to allow them to tackle the growing problem of social … Read more → – Loneliness measure to boost care for older people

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14 November 2012, Jeremy Hunt, Age UK

Thank you Michelle [Mitchell, Charity Director General]. I want to talk today about a great challenge facing our society. A challenge even more serious than the economic crisis, or the debt crisis facing young people.  Potentially even as serious as … Read more → – 14 November 2012, Jeremy Hunt, Age UK

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25 October 2012, Jeremy Hunt, NCAS

Thank you Sarah [Pickup, President of ADASS]. The importance of local authorities I think it’s appropriate that the very first speech I give as Health Secretary – the first beyond the confines of the Conservative Party conference – is not … Read more → – 25 October 2012, Jeremy Hunt, NCAS

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£50 million investment to give people with dementia specially designed care homes and wards

Dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia, which aid treatment by helping avoid confusion and keeping patients calm, was announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Up to £50 million will be available to NHS Trusts and … Read more → – £50 million investment to give people with dementia specially designed care homes and wards

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UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

The Government is bringing together pharmaceutical industry leaders and biotech experts to showcase the UK’s world-leading research facilities and discuss how to drive forward global work against dementia. As part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia the showcase event … Read more → – UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

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Stars back new campaign to drive awareness of dementia

Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks to support national “A Day to Remember” campaign, calling for the public not to delay talking about dementia A new campaign which aims to increase early diagnosis rates for dementia across England … Read more → – Stars back new campaign to drive awareness of dementia

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Transforming health and social care for people with dementia

Health and care leaders have come together to drive improvements in dementia services and deliver on key ambitions set out in the Prime Minister’s dementia challenge. The Champion Group brings together representatives from the health sector, social care, local government … Read more → – Transforming health and social care for people with dementia

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Angela Rippon to kick start Prime Minister’s dementia challenge champion groups

People living with dementia, business leaders and charities have come together today to drive forward work on the Prime Minister’s dementia challenge. Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Angela Rippon and Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes, will lead discussions on how to … Read more → – Angela Rippon to kick start Prime Minister’s dementia challenge champion groups

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Living well with dementia – Design Council to launch new projects on 26 April

In March the Prime Minister, David Cameron, launched the PM’s challenge on dementia – a challenge to the whole of society as well as government. It will focus on three key areas: Driving improvements in health and care Creating dementia … Read more → – Living well with dementia – Design Council to launch new projects on 26 April

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