Calls for more support for people with dementia

The Alzheimer's Society is launching their 'Right to Know' campaign today, to help people diagnosed with dementia. The charity says there is a 'desperate shortage' of support for people with the condition.

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Alzheimer's Society: There's a 'desperate shortage' of support for people with dementia

The Alzheimer's Society are calling for more help to ensure no-one in Wales is denied access to information and support, following a diagnosis of dementia.

The charity's 'Right to Know' campaign is also calling for a higher dementia diagnosis rate across Wales, and a guarantee that everyone has access to a Dementia Adviser or equivalent, following a diagnosis.

Many people in Wales face daily challenges whilst living with dementia. It's disgraceful to think nearly two thirds of them have an added fight, to get a diagnosis.

Everyone with dementia has a right to know. To have access to the certainty of a diagnosis and the right support to come to terms with and manage the condition should not depend on your postcode.

– Sue Phelps, Director of Alzheimer's Society in Wales

Calls for more support to help people with dementia

97 per cent of people surveyed by the Alzheimer's Society said the Government should do more to support people with a diagnosis Credit: PA

The Alzheimer's Society is calling for better support to help people with dementia.

The charity, which are launching its 'Right to Know' campaign today, says there is a desperate shortage of support for people with the condition.

A poll carried out by the charity, found one in five people affected by dementia are given no information or support after their diagnosis.

The campaign aims to ensure people with the condition get a diagnosis, as well as access to vital information, support, and available treatments.

More than 45,000 people are currently living with dementia in Wales.


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