Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt
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Hunt: 'Doctors have important role' in dementia diagnosis

A senior adviser on public health says dementia cases could be halved if more were done on prevention.

The NHS in England has been told to push for a rapid rise in dementia diagnosis rates, so that by 2015, two out of three cases would be identified.

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt told BBC Breakfast that the government does not advocate screening when diagnosing dementia, and that an early diagnosis means that support can be put in place for carers and families.

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Health
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