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London's dementia diagnosis lottery

Some 72,000 people in London have dementia but getting a fast and accurate diagnosis is not always easy.

BBC Inside Out examines data for Camden, Brent and Harrow to reveal that the diagnosis rate for people living in the boroughs differs dramatically.

In Camden the rate is 56% but in Wembley the rate drops to 48%. In Harrow the rate falls to 33%, where people can be left waiting over six months for the dementia test.

Katharine Carpenter asks why dementia diagnosis in London is such a postcode lottery.

Inside Out is broadcast on BBC One London on Monday, 13 October at 19:30 BST and on the iPlayer for 30 days thereafter.

  • 12 Oct 2014