[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].
The Dementia Challenge was launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron. The Prime Minister’s dementia challenge defines ambitious aims to build on progress made by the National Dementia Strategy. The purpose is to ensure that people with dementia, their carers and families get the services and support they deserve. The key aims of the challenge are to:
- Promote and strengthen dementia research.
- Push forwards on improvements to the quality of dementia care.
- Raise awareness and public understanding of dementia.
- Create communities which are more dementia friendly.
Three champion groups have been set up to focus on the main areas for action:
- Driving improvements in health and care.
- Creating dementia friendly communities.
- Improving dementia research.
Read more: The Dementia Challenge (Department of Health).