The UK Prime Minister David Cameron launched a Dementia Challenge on March 26th 2012. The Dementia Challenge builds upon the National Dementia Strategy. The essence of the Dementia Challenge is outlined on this Department of Health webpage
– Focusing on research on Dementia
– Focusing on quality of care for people with Dementia
– Increasing public awareness of Dementia
– Developing Dementia friendly communities
For each area of focus there are champions. The research champion group have recently published this post on their work to date. The group are aiming to produce a detailed report of their progress and submit this to the Prime Minister by September 2012. Part of their strategy involves work with the established Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases network DeNDRoN.
The Dementia Challenge is very encouraging and coincides with a strategy to address Alzheimer’s Disease in America.
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