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Dementia: Health Services

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on development of a national dementia strategy; and if he will make a statement. (192392)

The Department has so far published two documents in support of the forthcoming national dementia strategy—‘Strengthening the Involvement of People with Dementia: a resource for implementation’ was published in November 2007 and ‘Creative models of short breaks (respite care) for people with dementia’ in February 2008.

The Department is working with stakeholder groups in developinf the national dementia strategy, and a formal consultation on the draft will take place between June and August 2008.