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£50m dementia care pledge

The Health Secretary will outline details on his pledge to invest £50 million to help hospitals and care homes create more dementia-friendly environments. It comes as the Alzheimer's Society warns that sufferers should plan end-of-life care.

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Government dementia pledge an 'important first step'

The Alzheimer's Society has welcomed the Government's pledge to spend £50 million on improving care for elderly people suffering from dementia. Hannah Clack said:

"We are really pleased to see it, and it is an important first step, of course it is not going to solve everything, what we need to see is really good training for staff, to help those, particularly towards the end of their life."

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