Prime Minister announces new UK Dementia Envoy

Published 1 March 2016

The Prime Minister has today appointed David Mayhew as the new UK Dementia Envoy. This comes as the World Dementia Council re-formed last week, setting a global agenda on the fight against dementia.

The envoy works with countries, corporations and leaders from around the world, sharing expertise and promoting research and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said: 

'Dementia is the biggest global health crisis we face. We welcome the UK government's commitment to international leadership through the appointment of a new dementia envoy, David Mayhew.

'In addition to promoting research, we hope the UK Dementia Envoy will advocate and build on our global leadership in transforming public attitudes and engagement on dementia, and on best practice in health care and support. It is vital the ambassador represents the priorities of people living with dementia today, accelerating progress towards much needed treatments but also innovation in care practices to better support people now and in the future.

'We would welcome early discussions on how we can work together to help improve the lives of people with dementia both here and abroad.'

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