Warrington above national average on dementia diagnosis

Warrington Guardian: Warrington above national average on dementia diagnosis Warrington above national average on dementia diagnosis

WARRINGTON is just above the national average for dementia diagnosis rates.


Figures from the Department of Health show that the borough has a 51.6 per cent rate of diagnosis, above the national average of 48 per cent.


The Alzheimer’s Society is calling on health and social care bodies across England to set dementia as a local priority and for best practice to be shared.
 

Improving diagnosis rates and ensuring people have access to immediate and ongoing support is a key priority for Alzheimer’s Society. Without a diagnosis, people with dementia are unable to access valuable support, information and potential treatments.


Hazel Bayley, regional operations manager for the north west, said: “A diagnosis opens the door to invaluable support that can help people with dementia to live a good quality of life and plan for the future.
 

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