Health Secretary: Britain must 'raise our game' on dementia

The Health Secretary has said Britain must "raise our game" on dementia. A leading French neurologist told ITV News the UK needs hundreds more specialists in order to catch up with France in terms of early diagnosis of the disease.

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Hunt to learn from France on dementia diagnosis

More GPs in France spot the early signs of dementia than friends and family. Credit: PA Wire

Jeremy Hunt travelled to France to see how the country effectively diagnoses and treats dementia, before he announced a £90 million package to improve care in the UK.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Libby Wiener travelled with Jeremy Hunt as he met with the French Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, and dementia experts on a visit to a leading Brain and Spine Institute in Paris.

A report by Alzheimer's Disease International suggests that more GPs in France spot the early signs of dementia than friends and family, which is in stark contrast to the UK.

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