About the challenge

The dementia challenge was launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle one of the most important issues we face as the population ages.

The dementia challenge is an ambitious programme of work designed to make a real difference to the lives of people with dementia and their families and carers, building on progress made through the National Dementia Strategy.

There are 3 dementia challenge champion groups, each focusing on 1 of the main areas for action: driving improvements in health and care, creating dementia friendly communities and improving dementia research.

On 15 May 2013, the champion groups published a report reflecting on the progress made since the launch of the dementia challenge and their ongoing work. In the report the groups also set out their shared ambition.

Find out more about dementia.

Read the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia document.