Dementia sufferers 'abandoned'

Some doctors are refusing to carry out tests for dementia as they believe it is pointless with no effective cure available, the Health Secretary has claimed. The Alzheimer's Society has warned patients are not being told of their diagnosis.

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Doctors are 'refusing to perform dementia tests as it is pointless'

The Health Secretary has accused doctors of refusing to carry out tests for dementia because they believe it is pointless as there is no effective cure available.

Doctors are 'refusing to perform dementia tests as it is pointless' Credit: Reuters

Jeremy Hunt said the country should be "ashamed" that so many people were being denied treatment which could stave off the condition for years.

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