Shop staff to become dementia friends
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that staff from businesses are to be trained to become 'dementia friends' enabling them to detect the signs of dementia in customers and provide them with support. Participating stores include Argos, Homebase, Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Pharmacy and Marks & Spencer.
Mr. Hunt said: "Today's package is about government, clinicians, business, society and investors coming together to raise our game on every front - from speedy diagnosis to compassionate care, and from help on our High Streets to the quest for a cure."
Liz Kendall, the Labour shadow care minister, said: "The failure to provide decent care and support for elderly people is simply unacceptable in the 21st century in one of the richest countries in the world. We need a far bigger and bolder response."