Dementia concerns for East

It's thought as many as 50,000 people may be living with dementia in the East - but haven't been diagnosed.

The statistics obtained by the Alzheimer's Society found doctors in some areas are spotting only a third of cases.

It means patients are missing out on the vital support they need.


30,000 living with dementia

Figures released today reveal 30,000 people in East Anglia are living with dementia - an increase of two thousand on last year. But it's thought as many as 50,000 people may actually have the condition - but haven't been diagnosed.