The Dementia Challenge

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.

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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