Outline of Government’s Work to Improve Dementia Diagnosis, Care and Research 2015 (House of Commons Library)

Coinciding with publication of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020, this House of Commons Library Standard Note discusses the Government’s objectives for the next five years, in relation to Government’s, NHS’s and other statutory bodies’ efforts to improve dementia diagnosis, care and support and research. This document presents statistics and maps on ageadjusted dementia prevalence across the UK, including local level data on dementia diagnoses in English Parliamentary constituencies.

Reference: Blow, E. [and] Baker, C. (2015). Dementia: statistics on prevalence and an outline of the Government’s work to improve diagnosis, care and research 2015. London: House of Commons Library, February 23rd 2015. Standard Note: SN07007.

Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020: £300m Government Funding Planned for Dementia Research

In the wake of the three-year Prime Minister’s “Dementia Challenge” (2012), David Cameron has announced the follow-up Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020. The plan is to further transform dementia research, dementia care and support. It is anticipated that by 2020 England should be the best country in the world (i) to perform research into dementia (and other neurodegenerative diseases), (ii) for dignified, compassionate dementia care and (iii) for the quality of support services available to people with dementia (and their carers / families).

Related BBC link: Government pledges £300m on dementia research