PM Dementia Challenge

This page shows the latest items from the PM Dementia Challenge newsfeed.

Videos: good practice in post diagnosis support

Five new videos from the Department of Health highlight a range of initiatives to support people with dementia in different areas of England. The videos, which have been published for Dementia Awareness Week 2015, give an insight into the following services: Dementia services in Tower Hamlets, London: The video focuses on the challenges for people […]
18 May 2015, 12:37 pm

Countries agree to support Call for Action at Global Action Against Dementia Conference

World Health Organization (WHO) member states have agreed to support a formal Call for Action setting out the intent to tackle dementia on an international scale and provide global leadership. The Call for Action was adopted by most of the countries that attended the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. The countries agreed overarching principles and […]
27 March 2015, 12:27 pm

Health Secretary announces $100m Dementia Discovery Fund

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a $100m Dementia Discovery Fund on 17 March at the World Health Organization’s First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Major pharmaceutical companies Biogen, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly and Pfizer have all committed in principle to investing in the project, alongside Alzheimer’s Research UK and the UK […]
25 March 2015, 5:16 pm

Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research is a new service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies. It aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. The lack of access to willing […]
24 March 2015, 11:31 am

Beta version of new dementia site launched

This new Department of Health site on dementia has been launched as a ‘beta’, which means it’s a prototype version that we will develop using feedback from people who use it. Many users of the Dementia Challenge site completed a survey about that site in September and October 2014 and their responses were extremely helpful […]
23 March 2015, 1:35 pm