Letters Crisis in dementia care

Investing in new services is key

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2746 (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2746

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Claire Hilton, old age psychiatrist1
  1. 1Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Harrow HA3 5UJ, UK
  1. claire.hilton{at}nhs.net

David Cameron wants the UK to be a world leader in dementia1—he is clearly not aware that it used to be but has fallen behind over the past two decades.2 His funding boost for dementia research is welcome, but will not, at least in the short term, directly improve patient care. …

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