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Commentary

Championing of dementia in England

Zeinab Abdi1 and Alistair Burns2*

Author Affiliations

1 Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE, UK

2 Department of Health, Wellington House, 135-155 Waterloo Road London, SE1 8UG, UK

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Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2012, 4:36  doi:10.1186/alzrt139

Published: 11 September 2012

Abstract

Dementia is starting to attract attention following decades of comparative neglect relative to other disease areas. England has been at the forefront of this sea change as one of the first countries in the world to develop a National Dementia Strategy (in 2009). Events leading up to the publication of this strategy and since will be examined here together with a glimpse at the international landscape.