Early diagnosis rates for dementia rise to over 66%

GPs and healthcare staff across Gloucestershire are making positive strides to improve dementia care and support with over 66% of people now being diagnosed compared to 32% just six years ago.

This improvement, which is based on the estimated number of people with dementia in the county, has been made possible by good engagement between healthcare professionals and follow up on the signs and symptoms.

This means that more people with dementia and their carers are receiving early advice and support.

The CCG and its partners have produced a film with ITN productions for the NHS Alliance, which highlights the innovative work going on in Gloucestershire to improve early diagnosis, improve community support and raise community awareness.

It is estimated that there are nearly 9,000 people with dementia in Gloucestershire.

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