13 December 2008

Variations in diagnosis of dementia by GPs

GPs are failing to keep basic records on dementia
Alzheimer’s Society (UK): 9 December 2008
The Daily Mail Christmas Appeal for Alzheimer’s Society continues today revealing new statistics that show how thousands of people with dementia are not being diagnosed due to a lack of GP training.

Research shows two thirds of people with dementia have not been listed on their GPs register, meaning thousands are having to battle the condition without access to care and support. It also shows the huge variation in dementia diagnosis across the country…. > full story

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