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Campaign launched to tackle dementia

A Government campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of dementia is being launched by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.

Aimed at challenging misconceptions about the disease, the campaign targets the family and friends of people at risk of dementia who are likely to be the first to see the signs and can encourage their loved one to see their GP.

 

While there is no cure, the right treatment and support can help slow the progression of the condition – meaning people are able to keep the person they love for longer.

 

Despite this, only around 40% of people with dementia in England receive a formal diagnosis. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the vital support the NHS can offer. More ….