57% of Welsh people "put off" seeking dementia diagnosis

More than half of Welsh people are avoiding seeking a dementia diagnosis for up to a year or more, a study has found.

The research, conducted by charity Alzheimer's Society, also found 60% of people surveyed believe a dementia diagnosis would mean their life was over.

It marks the beginning of Dementia Awareness Week, which aims to encourage people to confront Dementia head on.

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In his mid 50s Gavin was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

Gavin Watkins was a successful engineer from Ebbw Vale when he noticed something wasn't right. After 18 months of symptoms he visited his doctor to be told he had Alzheimer's disease, he was in his mid 50s.

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