Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis

Dementia patients need more support at diagnosis A survey of the experiences of patients with dementia and their families reveals that there is a serious shortage of information available regarding services and support following diagnosis.

Patient watchdog group Healthwatch UK spoke to more than 1,000 patients and their families and visited 120 care home to find out more about the experiences of dementia care, from the help provided by GPs, to the support offered through hospitals and social care.

Healthwatch says cases of dementia are on the rise. Around 700,000 people in England have the disease currently, and this figure is expected to increase to over a million by 2025. OnMedica

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