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 2014 The (New) Art of the Possible June 25 - 26th
Please see the draft detailed programme for the Shrewsbury conference in the attached link. Numbers are slowly creeping up.
FPOP 2014 Conference - 6 weeks to go
Please register for the FPOP conference as soon as possible. Current low registrations may mean this event will need to be cancelled if numbers haven't substantially increased by 20th May.
Professor Esme Moniz Cook awarded NHS Champion Innovator of the year
Her work with people with dementia, their carers and staff working in memory clinics is renowned world wide. Much of her work has been done in collaboration with other FPOP members including Bob Woods, Ian Andrew James, Graham Stokes and other psychologists.
South Thames FPOP CPD event
The South Thames FPOP has organised a CPD event on Psychosis in Later Life.