National strategy is a first step


Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Dr GRAHAM STOKES calls for a ‘National Dementia Care Service’ which recognises the role of care homes in meeting the needs of people with advanced dementia

After several false dawns the Government’s National Dementia Strategy has finally arrived. Expectations about what the strategy will deliver have been set very high and it promises a great deal. The tenor of the strategy is set out in the title, ‘Living well with dementia’. The Department of Health hails it as a landmark document that will ‘transform the quality of dementia care, setting out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled’.

It is a welcome first step but the reality is that





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