'Postcode lottery' of Dementia diagnosis shown on map

The Alzheimer's Society has produced an interactive map highlighting the variation in dementia diagnosis across the UK.

Dementia Diagnosis
The map shows the starkly varying rates of diagnosis across the UK. Credit: Alzheimer's Society

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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.