This is a good article from the BBC Health blog, focusing on policy options to address dementia in the UK. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!
Personally, as I read the article carefully, I was once again convinced that David Cameron’s Government did not have a clear policy and action plan. The article cites David Cameron empathizing with the problem and stressing that it should consume the UK’s brightest minds.
Once again, the Government does not have a clear vision, strategy and implementation plan. All options require bottom-up costing and independent risk-assessment.
I have a good friend with dementia and have watched him deteriorate over the last five years. I seriously struggle to see how the policy options mentioned in this article would have made a significant difference to my friend. Perhaps, you have first-hand experience of dementia?
I accept the point that good diet can help delay the symptoms of dementia. This week we have seen evidence linking dementia to obesity.
Surely, the healthy diet debate is a massive healthcare challenge of its own? In my mind, the Government is not doing enough to promote healthy diet and excercise.
Any thoughts on any of these points?