Log In
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Dementia is not priority for NHS

5th July 2007

The crisis in dementia care presents a "significant and urgent challenge" and yet not enough is being done about it, according to a report by the National Audit Office.  The UK falls behind other European countries when it comes to early diagnosis and giving patients effective drugs. Around 560,000 people in England are estimated to have dementia but, as the populaton ages, that figure is expected to rise to 750,000 by 2020.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Dementia is not priority for NHS
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 3376
Date Added: 5th Jul 2007


Birmingham Post

Recent Related Articles

Study shows that looking after brain health could reduce risk of dementia

Dementia numbers to rise

Dementia deaths set to quadruple


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


M3 - For secure managed hosting over N3 or internet
© Mayden Foundation 2017