Devon dementia increase

PUBLISHED: 09:26 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:26 15 January 2013

MP welcomes new commitment pledge for carers

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More people have dementia in Devon than in any other local authority area in the South West and Dorset.

New figures show rise in dementia numbers in South West with 34,000 people diagnosed with the condition – an increase of 3,700 since last year.

And in Devon there are 13,589 people with dementia, including those which have not had a formal diagnosis.

Debbie Donnison, Area Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in the South West said: ‘It’s encouraging to see an increase in the number people that are receiving a diagnosis in the South West – but more than half of people that are living with dementia aren’t receiving the support, benefits and treatments that are often available.

“The NHS has made a commitment to improving diagnosis rates so now it is time for that commitment to turn into action locally, to help ensure people in the south west can live well with the condition. Many new services have recently been commissioned for people with dementia across the south west which we hope will have a positive impact on diagnosis rates over the next 12 months.”

People who are worried about their memory can also contact Alzheimer’s Society on 0300 222 1122 or can visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/memoryworry

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