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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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Relatives of dementia sufferers need to 'push harder'

Alison Cook urged families of dementia patients living in areas with poor care to "strive that little bit harder". Credit: DaybreakITV

Relatives of dementia sufferers should "push that little bit harder" to make sure their loved ones get the care needed if they live in area exposed as having poor care standards, a charity chief has told Daybreak.

Alison Cook from the Alzheimer's Society admitted "it was not good enough" advice to give worried relatives, but had little choice after the Government's upcoming publication of a "dementia care map".

Ms Cook explained kind of treatment dementia sufferers should expect:

"We'd like everywhere in the country to be raised to the standard of the very best. We can see from the map in some places three quarters of people are getting a diagnosis."

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