On 21 February 2015, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, launched the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2020, setting out the future of policy in relation to dementia in England.
The publication of this document followed on from work which had been commenced by the “National Dementia Strategy for England: Living well with dementia”, published in February 2009 and the revised implementation programme was published in 2012, the "Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2015".
Outline of strategy
The challenge set out in the Prime Ministers challenge is that by 2020, England would be:
- The best country in the world for dementia care and support and for people with dementia, their carers and families to live; and
- The best place in the world to undertake research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
This would be achieved through targeted actions across three themes:
- Improving health and social care
- Promoting awareness and understanding and building social action by actions of individuals, communities and businesses
Further information on the dementia policy in England can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/dementia