My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State had discussions with the French Minister of Health on 14 April 2008 on a range of issues, including on measures to tackle dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is now a priority for the Government, and in August 2007 we announced the development of a new National Dementia Strategy and Implementation Plan. The strategy will focus on three key themes: improving awareness; early diagnosis and intervention; and improving the quality of care. Work on the strategy is already under way and draft recommendations are due to go out for public consultation in June 2008.