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Charity suggests dementia diagnosis is postcode lottery

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.

  • 15 Jan 2013
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