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On Wednesday our Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt hosted the first G8 summit on dementia, a watershed event and recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society as potentially important a moment as their own foundation.
The business community also have an important part to play and on Thursday, Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the LGA, and I joined the Secretary of State in meeting with a number of business and industry leaders ranging from Marks and Spencer to First Group trains and buses who are committed to training their staff to be dementia friendly and in supporting their own staff who have experience of dementia within their families.