The UK is to host the first G8 dementia summit to lead international action on tackling the condition.
Some people need extra care or support - practical or emotional - to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted. The government is working to provide a social care system that provides care for those who need it, and which enables people to retain their independence and dignity. Read more
The government wants health and social care services to work together more efficiently so that people get the right combination of care.
The government wants to improve health and care services, create more dementia-friendly communities and make dementia research a priority.
The government is helping people make a full recovery from drug addiction and is discouraging people from misusing illegal drugs in the first place.
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