Tagged: Dementia

Speech: 24 November 2011, Paul Burstow, New Savoy Partnership Annual Conference

Thank you Jeremy [Clarke]. I want to start with some history. Fifty years ago, it seemed that mental health was on the brink of something of a revolution. The idea that you could warehouse people with mental health problems in … Read more → – Speech: 24 November 2011, Paul Burstow, New Savoy Partnership Annual Conference

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Speech: 10 November 2011, Paul Burstow, National Voices Annual Conference

I want to begin with a story you could take as one of two things. You could see it as a typical “day in the life” of a government minister. Or the example that tells you in a nutshell, why … Read more → – Speech: 10 November 2011, Paul Burstow, National Voices Annual Conference

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Six out of ten people with dementia go undiagnosed – £2 million campaign launched to tackle dementia

Six out of ten people with dementia in England go undiagnosed. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS and social care services can offer. The National Audit Office estimates that, nationally, dementia costs … Read more → – Six out of ten people with dementia go undiagnosed – £2 million campaign launched to tackle dementia

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Speech: 1 November 2011, Paul Burstow, Dementia Congress

If you ask the over 55s what their biggest health fear is, it’s dementia. More than cancer, more than heart disease, more than getting smashed up in car crash – they fear dementia. Go back in history, and you’ll see … Read more → – Speech: 1 November 2011, Paul Burstow, Dementia Congress

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Improving dementia care

NHS Memory Services receive £10 million injection £10 million is being made available to kick start a transformation in the way people with dementia are treated by the NHS, Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow announced today. The extra funding for … Read more → – Improving dementia care

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World Alzheimer’s Report published

The World Alzheimer’s Report, which estimates that 27 million of the 36 million dementia sufferers worldwide are undiagnosed, has been published. The report also suggests that early diagnosis could save up to £6,254 per person. In response, a Department of … Read more → – World Alzheimer’s Report published

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National search for new ideas to improve the lives of people with dementia

A national challenge that will fund teams to develop new design-led ideas for products and services that make lives simpler, better and more enjoyable for those with dementia and their carers was launched today by The Design Council and the … Read more → – National search for new ideas to improve the lives of people with dementia

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