Early diagnosis of Dementia needed – GP survey results

Dementia diagnosis rates – GP survey

65 per cent of GPs say people with dementia don’t get diagnosed because they don’t visit their doctor
Published 3 May 2012

“Two thirds of GPs say many people with dementia are not being diagnosed because they are not making an appointment to see their doctor, an Alzheimer’s Society survey has revealed.

The survey of 382 GPs provides new insight into why diagnosis rates for dementia continue to be so low. Currently, just 43 per cent of people with the condition in the UK are diagnosed.” Extract from Alzheimer’s Society – click for full article

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