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Morals? What morals?

Creating a 'dementia friendly' society requires more than an injection of money. Who's responsible for changing morals and perceptions?

17 March 2016

Jeremy Hunt no - this column won't contain any politically motivated comments about junior doctors - has announced that
the government's aim is for the UK
to become the world's most 'dementia-friendly' country by 2020. As part of this, people aged over 40 in England will be given more information about dementia to help improve early diagnosis of the condition. They will, for example, be told when they should report memory problems to their GP.

I am all for a more dementia friendly society. The plans include making information about the condition more readily available to all of us, informing people about how to maintain their health for as long as possible, and guidance on how to interact with people who already have
a dementia related illness.

What I am less sure about is how this 'friendliness' will be put in to practice on a day ...

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