Dementia is not priority for NHS5th 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.
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