National Dementia Strategy launched
The long awaited National Dementia Strategy has been published by the Department of Health. The aim, described by joint leads Professor Sube Banerjee and the DH’s Jenny Owen, is that ‘all people with dementia and their carers should live well with dementia’.
The Strategy identifies three key improvements – improved awareness, earlier diagnosis and intervention, and a higher quality of care – using 17 key objectives, mostly to be put into action at a local level. The objectives of particular interest to care homes include: