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Dementia: Health Services

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish an estimate of the full average cost of caring for a dementia patient for 12 months before he publishes his national dementia care strategy. (235555)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the NHS is taking to assist people suffering from dementia; and if he will make a statement. (235711)

We aim to publish a National Dementia Strategy for England later in the year. This will build on the examples of best practice in dementia care across the national health service and social care and on the contributions we have had from a wide range of stakeholders in response to public consultation.