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Dementia sufferers to stretch NHS to breaking point

13th January 2009

Help the Aged has said the number of people affected by dementia and heart disease will increase by half by 2025.

The charity warned that the health service would struggle to cope with demand. Dr Lorna Layward, from Research into Ageing, said: "We are set to see increases in a whole range of distressing diseases, from dementia to incontinence, within a generation. Unless we find ways to prevent or treat these conditions, the strain on society and its infrastructure will reach breaking point."


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