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Dementia care 'map' published

An interactive online map is being published by the Government to "tackle poor performances" in dementia care and give sufferers a clear idea which parts of England are guilty of "poor performance", the health secretary has announced.

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Dementia map is a 'step in the right direction'

A proposed map showing the quality of dementia care around the country could help drive up standards, according to the Alzheimer's Society.

Its director of external affairs, Alison Cook, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:

This map is a step in the right direction, because naming those areas of the country who aren't doing very well and pointing in the direction of areas which are doing very well means that they can copy best practice and just get on with making people have access to a diagnosis.

– Alison Cook, Alzheimer's Society

She said that just being diagnosed can help patients by providing access to advice, social care and by enabling them to plan for their future.

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