David Cameron launches next phase of Britain’s fight against dementia

February 24, 2015   //   No Comments

Britain will expand its efforts to combat dementia over the next 5 years.

The Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new, long-term strategy focused on boosting research, improving care and raising public awareness about the condition.  Britain has emerged as the world leader in fighting dementia since 2010 with investment in research doubled, hundreds of thousands of NHS staff given specialist training and 1 million ‘Dementia Friends’ taking part in awareness sessions across the country.  The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 is the next phase in the country’s effort to combat the condition and includes:

  • Over £300m invested in UK research
  • New global fund on dementia
  • One million NHS staff to be trained
  • Three million more ‘Dementia Friends’

SAIF Members can attend a free seminar on Understanding Dementia and Making your Business more Dementia Friendly at the SAIF AGM weekend.  Glenn Knight of Training2Care will be making a presentation on the afternoon of Friday 20th March.  Book your places now.