Health Secretary promises National Dementia Strategy for England will be ‘refreshed and updated’

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told Parliament that the National Dementia Strategy for England will be 'refreshed and updated'. The first five-year strategy was originally published by Labour in 2009 and will expire in April this year.

Dr Alison Cook, director of external affairs of the Alzheimer’s Society, said: "‘With just over a month to go, we are really pleased that the government has pledged a refreshed and updated National Dementia Strategy for England. Dementia is a major health challenge, costing more than cancer and heart disease combined.

"When facing a problem of this scale, it is essential to set out future ambitions and allocate necessary funding to deliver real change for people with dementia and their carers. The Government must now set out in detail its plans for a refreshed long-term vision for dementia.’

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