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'Low' dementia diagnosis rates

Dementia diagnosis rates are "shockingly low", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. In some parts of the country, only a third of sufferers receive a diagnosis, he added.

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Jeremy Hunt sets out progress on dementia challenge

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that "too many" people with dementia have not been identified, "unable to get the help they need and deserve."

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Credit: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

"Dementia is a serious and growing problem, so this ambitious drive to see a clear majority of people identified and supported is a major step forward."

"I am pleased that NHS England has set a clear direction and sent a message to the NHS that we must do more. I fully support every GP, doctor and health worker who accepts this challenge."

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