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New era of dementia research in UK places ‘new treatments front and centre’

The United Kingdom’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, has launched a new strategy dedicated to driving forward treatment development. The strategy is supported by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, who described it as “an important step … Read more → – New era of dementia research in UK places ‘new treatments front and centre’

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Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

The Department of Health (DH) is hosting a major dementia event at the Healthcare Innovation Expo at ExCeL London on 13 and 14 of March 2013. A dedicated area of the exhibition hall will be devoted to a ‘Dementia Village’ … Read more → – Department of Health to build ‘Dementia Village’ at Healthcare Innovation Expo

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Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia that help reduce anxiety and distress and help people feel safe. Up to £50 million will be available to NHS trusts and local authorities, … Read more → – Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

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Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

The Department of Health, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, has launched a dementia awareness campaign across England to run until December 2012. The campaign is a key part of implementing the National Dementia Strategy and the Prime Minister’s challenge on … Read more → – Dementia early diagnosis awareness campaign

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Improving management of dementia: The Right Prescription

The Dementia Action Alliance, supported by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, has launched a call to action – The Right Prescription – aimed at encouraging and empowering healthcare professionals to commit to review and, where possible, reduce the … Read more → – Improving management of dementia: The Right Prescription

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