New figures released by Alzheimer’s Society reveal wide variations in how many people are receiving a diagnosis of dementia in Britain.
Diagnosis rates range from 31.6 per cent in East Riding of Yorkshire to 75.5 per cent in Belfast.
There has been a 3 per cent increase in the number of people in the UK that have been diagnosed with dementia raising the number of people who now have a formal diagnosis to 46 per cent. However, there are thought to be another 428,000 in the UK (54 per cent people) who are living with the condition but who are not diagnosed.
Alzheimer’s Society has produced an interactive map alzheimers.org.uk/dementiamap which highlights the number of people who have a diagnosis of dementia in different Primary Care Trusts in the UK
See the Alzheimer's Society Website for full details.
FPoP: 21st Jan 2013 10:00:00
'Clinical Psychology in Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway' and 'A Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia'
Friday 5th December sees the launch at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference in Glasgow of Clinical Psychology in Early Stage Dementia Care Pathway and A Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia.
FPoP endorse Dementia Research Leadership Programme
The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People is delighted to endorse the development of the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Research Leadership Programme.
NEW: Dementia Workstream DRAFT Documents
The Dementia Workstream has been busy over the past year and has now produced the initial drafts fort he main topics covered around teh process of preparing, counselling and supporting people at the time of diagnosis.
New IAPT National Advisor for Older appointed
Steve Davies has been appointed as IAPT National Advisor, Older People, on a day a week basis until the end of March 2014.
New Consultation - Department of Health: Refreshing the Mandate to NHS England: 2014 - 2015
The new Mandate aims to reflect the recommendations of the Francis Report and the inquiry into the abuse at Winterbourne View Hospital.