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The Department of Health wants every person with dementia, and their carers and families, to receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care.


Videos: good practice in post diagnosis support

Five new videos from the Department of Health highlight a range of initiatives to support people with dementia in different areas of England. The vide…

Tommy Dunne

Meet Tommy Dunne

This short film focuses on the experiences of Tommy Dunne, who lives in Liverpool and has been diagnosed with early onset dementia.


Beta version of new dementia site launched

This new Department of Health site on dementia has been launched as a ‘beta’, which means it’s a prototype version that we will develop using fe…


Government policy on dementia

The Department of Health wants every person with dementia, and their carers and families, – from all backgrounds, walks of life and in all parts of …


Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research is a new service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies. It aims to accelerate the pace of dementia resear…

Dementia Friends logo

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is a programme to help people understand a bit more about dementia and the small things they can do to help people with the condition…

Said elsewhere

News and blogs about dementia from other sites

Sense of purpose in life linked to healthier brain ageing

Researchers in the US have found that older people with a strong sense of purpose in life may be less likely to have damage in the brain caused by decreased blood flow.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Positive results from early-stage trial of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease

The results of a highly-anticipated early-stage trial into a new drug aimed at treating Alzheimer's disease have been announced by the pharmaceutical company Biogen Idec.

Alzheimer’s Society