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Health: Dementia

Volume 707: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health (Alan Johnson) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Living Well with Dementiaa National Dementia Strategy, which is being published today, sets out the Government’s vision for the transformation of dementia services.

The launch of Living Well with Dementiaa National Dementia Strategy marks the start of an important journey of improving dementia services which will involve both the NHS and social care in England. The strategy has three main aims:

to increase awareness of dementia and remove the stigma associated with it;

to ensure early diagnosis and intervention; and

to improve the quality of care that people with dementia and their carers receive.

A copy of the strategy has been placed in the Library and copies are available for honourable Members from the Vote Office.