Our campaign to improve the treatment of people with dementia in hospital is at last beginning to take effect. I have this week received a copy of the proposed schedule for the training of 'Dementia Champions'. These will be nurses from each area of the hospital, who will receive extra training, and will take their knowledge and experience back to their ward and train others. The course starts next month, and between then and December there will be 11 days of training. I'm delighted to see that one day will be devoted to interaction with carers, and carers will be invited to take part. (Haven't been invited yet, but will be mad if I'm not!) They will also spend some time in day centres, probably the one John goes to. One day looks very interesting, it's called Action Planning, and the nurses will be asked to put forward a problem thay have encountered, and the group, with the help of the facilitators, will discuss strategies for dealing with it. I'd love to be in on that one! The stated aims of the course are: It really sounds brilliant. I do hope it works.