David Cameron vows to double dementia funding

Yesterday David Cameron announced this major committment to Dementia.  From the Independent 

Funding for research into dementia is to be more than doubled by 2015
in a bid to make Britain a world leader in the field, David Cameron
announced today.

The Prime Minister declared that tackling the “national crisis” posed by the disease is one of his personal priorities.

He said it is a “scandal” that the UK has not done more to address dementia, which is thought to affect 670,000 people although about 400,000 have not been diagnosed and do not know they have it. The cost to UK society is estimated at £23 billion.

I have been involved in a minor way with Dementia for several years, including being trained as a Dementia Champion. This year I am developing a short book:

  • to help carers and family members understand in layman’s terms more about what is happening  to their relatives
  • to help sufferers through a better understanding of their energy system and giving carers skills to use with sufferers.

If you have been or are currently a carer or family member do let me know if you would be happy for me to interview you briefly by phone and give me your views.

This work will be put into a research programme in the future.

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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1 Response to David Cameron vows to double dementia funding

  1. If you would like to contribute your experience to helping those who care for people with dementia do contact me olive@empoweringhealth.co.uk. Your contributions will be able to help others and you may learn new skills too. Sharing positive stores is one of the best ways we all learn.

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