Taking action on dementia
THERE are 72,000 people living with dementia in Greater London but we know that many of them aren’t receiving the help they need.
Research shows that two thirds of London GPs worry patients with dementia aren’t getting enough support from social services. Unpaid family carers are forced to fill the gaps.
We need your readers to speak to their GP if they are worried about their memory. It might be nothing, but if it is dementia then getting a diagnosis opens the door to support. We also need to see more investment in services. The number of people living with dementia is continuing to rise. It is time for the government to seize the momentum for change, and realise its ambition to make the UK a global leader on dementia care. TIM MCLACHLAN, Operations Director Alzheimer’s Society