NHS: Dementia Commission Report - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:27 am on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 11:27, 22 February 2024

The noble Baroness is correct that the science is unfortunately not there yet. That is why we are investing £160 million a year in research, because more needs to be done. In the meantime, and I suspect for ever, we will need to make sure that support networks are around this space, and the voluntary care sector, for want of a better phrase, is a vital part of that. We are making moves towards it; we are giving respite care and making some payments. I freely admit that there is more we could be doing in this space, but we have done quite a bit as well.