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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Funding made available for dementia research projects

Dementia research

The Department of Health has made £22 million available to 21 pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground-breaking treatments. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt emphasised the crucial … Read more → – Funding made available for dementia research projects

‘Christmas to remember’ campaign aims to raise awareness of dementia

David Cameron and Carey Mulligan meet inside number 10

The ‘Christmas to remember’ campaign was launched by actress Carey Mulligan and the Prime Minister at Downing Street this morning. It is a joint digital campaign from Number 10, Department … Read more → – ‘Christmas to remember’ campaign aims to raise awareness of dementia

Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

Expressions of interest are now being accepted from care providers for funding to improve the surroundings of people living with dementia. Local authorities working in partnership with social care providers … Read more → – Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

Alongside the publication of the Dementia Challenge progress report, and the launch of the Dementia Friends programme, the government has announced a number of measures as part of the next … Read more → – Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

Dementia challenge progress report published

A progress report published today gives an update on the first 7 months of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge. The report, ‘Delivering major improvements in dementia care and research by … Read more → – Dementia challenge progress report published

One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

Dementia Friends logo

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia. Under the scheme, which is … Read more → – One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

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 … Read more → – Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia