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Landmark Strategy to Transform Dementia Care

Government announces landmark strategy to transform dementia care

An article was published on Tuesday 3rd February 2009 in General News related to the publication of the first ever National Dementia Strategy for England today. The Alzheimer’s Society has published an article on their web site welcoming the objectives for improvement.  The Secretary of State for Health, Alan Johnson announced £150 million to improve the lives of people living with dementia. A plan was unveiled to invest in a network of memory clinics, improve support for people affected by the condition and launch major public awareness campaigns. 

Neil Hunt, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, says,

‘Today’s announcement sets out an ambitious national rescue plan to transform the lives of people living with dementia. One million people will develop dementia in the next ten years. This is a momentous opportunity to avert a dementia crisis that could overwhelm the NHS and social care. Further comments and details can be found on the Alzheimer’s website 

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