Jeremy Hunt urges health and wellbeing boards to help improve dementia care and support

The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has written to health and wellbeing boards and local authorities to encourage them to increase awareness of dementia and help improve dementia diagnosis rates in their local areas, through networking with local NHS colleagues.

The letter highlights good practice in supporting people with dementia and their carers following diagnosis, which Jeremy Hunt wants to be replicated across England, with the support of health and wellbeing boards and local authorities. This includes:

  • dementia advisors to support people with dementia and their families
  • reminiscence therapy
  • counselling for people diagnosed with dementia and their families and carers

The letter also draws attention to initiatives such as Dementia Friends and the Dementia Action Alliance Carers’ Call to Action. Jeremy Hunt encourages health and wellbeing boards to sign up to the Carers’ Call to Action to help improve the lives of people caring for someone with dementia

Read the full letter from Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt

http://dementiachallenge.dh.gov.uk/

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