Charity suggests dementia diagnosis is postcode lottery
15 January 2013 Last updated at 13:12 GMT
Dementia sufferers are facing a postcode lottery according to figures from the Alzheimer's Society.
A report suggests that in some parts of the UK, fewer than one in three people will receive a formal diagnosis.
Across the country less than half of sufferers were diagnosed in 2012 and the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the figures are "unacceptable".
BBC Radio 5 live Morning Reports spoke to the charity's Hannah Clack and to Mary Ryan from Ealing whose father was diagnosed in the early stages of dementia soon after his 60th birthday.