Post-Diagnosis Support and Why Dementia Diagnosis Statistics Really Matter: Alistair Burns (NHS England)


Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia for NHS England discusses the importance of support for people with dementia, plus their families and carers, following diagnosis.

“Post diagnostic support, by definition, follows a diagnosis”.

Read more: NHS England. Support not statistics. Alistair Burns).


Support not statistics: Alistair Burns. London [Online]: NHS England, November 10th 2014.

Dementia Research Paying Dividends

Scientists are thought to be “on target” to develop a disease-modifying treatment capable of slowing the pace of dementia progression within the next 10 years. Unfortunately, no specific details are supplied in this piece (which has to be taken “on trust” seemingly); this piece concentrates more factually on progress in improving diagnosis rates.

Full Text Link


Scientists on target with dementia cure or drug. London [Online]: NHS England, February 2nd 2015.

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