A doctor from the University of East Anglia in Norwich is warning plans to screen all elderly patients for dementia will be a disaster.
Dr Chris Fox says the money would be better spent on research and looking for a cure to help families living with the disease. Kate Prout reports
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.
Figures released today have revealed thirty thousand people in East Anglia are living with dementia - an increase of two thousand on last year.
It's thought as many as fifty thousand people may have the condition - but haven't been diagnosed. People who are worried about their memory should conact the Alzheimer's Society.
A technology company in Cambridge has developed software which could cut the amount of time it takes to diagnose dementia.
The government is funding a pilot scheme - part of which involves asking people to complete a questionnaire using an iPad.
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Former England footballer Gordon Banks, Sir Michael Parkinson and broadcaster Fiona Phillips have relived their heartbreaking personal experiences with dementia to inspire the nation to reduce the stigma about the condition.
They're part of a Department of Health campaign to encouraging people who think they have any symptoms of the condition to seek medical advice.
The three-month project has been launched on World Alzheimer's Day.
Cambridge scientists have been given a financial boost after Alzheimer’s Research UK committed a record amount of money to new research projects.
The dementia research charity pledged a further £5.5m investment in new projects, increasing its current commitment to research to over £20m.
The announcement, which coincides with World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), includes awards worth £192,112 for researchers at the University of Cambridge.
The cash will allow scientists at the University to study how amyloid and tau – two proteins that are the main hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease – build in the brain and become toxic to brain cells.