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UK to host G8 dementia summit

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The UK is to host the first G8 dementia summit to lead international action on tackling the condition.

The UK is making the fight against dementia global by hosting the first G8 summit dedicated to seeking an ambitious level of international coordination and an effective response to tackling the condition.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will use the UK’s 2013 presidency of the G8 to lead coordinated global action against what is fast becoming one of the greatest pressures on families, carers and health systems around the world.

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  1. Comment by Dr Felix Ugwumadu posted on

    Dementing ill-health is raging like life wild fire across all social spectrum/class. We need to be real to come up with a strategic policy that would help to address this epidemic. This is not the time to play politics but a time for action. However, hosting the summit is a fantastic endeavour but would it be possible to implement policies that emanates from the conference? Future will tell.