Published by Helping Hands on
05 October 2012
In the news: dementia, diet and diagnosis
It’s been another week where older people’s issues have been in the news. Here are some of the more noteworthy quotes on dementia, diet and diagnosis.
“Our goal is to make this country a world leader in tackling the challenge of dementia. That requires us all to play our part, including being brave enough to start conversations about dementia to get our loved ones the early help we know makes a difference.”‘
Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary
“I think we’ll soon start to see people in their 30s or 40s having strokes, having dementia, because of this junk food diet. Young people will have major, major problems much earlier in life.”,
Dr. Corbett, Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery.
“It is still far from certain that the Coalition has the political will to grasp this historic opportunity.”‘
Paul Burstow, former Care Services Minister
“Let’s look at what is right with the ageing population and be grateful that we have longevity, rather than look at what is wrong! Companies need to embrace the work ethic and knowledge of the over 60s.”‘
Dr Lynda Shaw, cognitive neuroscientist
“Dementia is a devastating condition that can put enormous strain on families. As our population ages the number of people in England living with the condition is expected to double in the next 30 years. As hard as it is to raise the issue with a friend or loved one, early diagnosis means you can take control of the condition and have the best quality of life possible.”
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness