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Charity's Memory campaign boosts diagnosis of dementia

Charity's Memory campaign boosts diagnosis of dementia
8th April 2009

Research by a leading charity has found people are being increasingly encouraged to see their doctor about ailments which could be linked to Alzheimer's disease.

According to the Alzheimer's Society, materials relating to the condition were distributed among NHS outlets such as GP surgeries across the country, aiming to bring a halt to the under-diagnosis of the condition across the nation.

Care services minister said the campaign has been particularly successful, adding that the National Dementia Strategy will enhance the fight against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

He continued: "The success of the Worried About Your Memory? campaign is a step forward in making sure people are better informed about dementia.

"It is also helping to tackle the stigma associated with the disease, so more people feel they can come forward for earlier diagnosis."

The National Dementia Strategy aims to radically improve the lives of people with dementia as well as those who care for them, setting out 17 recommendations to improve the quality of understanding across the country.

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