Tagged: dementia challenge

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

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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

Government holds dementia research showcase event

The government is holding an event today to showcase the UK’s research facilities and discuss how to drive forward international research on dementia. As part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge … Read more → – Government holds dementia research showcase event

Dementia campaign launches

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The Department of Health has launched a campaign, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, to encourage people to talk to loved ones showing signs of dementia. The three-month campaign in England, … Read more → – Dementia campaign launches

Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. … Read more → – Applications for Workforce Development Dementia Fund now open

Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

The health and care champion group and the dementia friendly communities champion group, which are working as part of the PM’s Dementia Challenge, would like to hear your views. You … Read more → – Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia

Update 4 July 2012: An audio clip of Paul Burstow talking about the importance of early diagnosis of dementia is now available at the end of this post. Care Services … Read more → – Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia