Portsmouth CCG is top to diagnose dementia

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PATIENTS suffering from dementia are more likely to get diagnosed with the condition in Portsmouth, compared to the rest of the south east.

According to a report by the State of the Nation, which was published by the Department of Health, 63 per cent of people with dementia in Portsmouth have a diagnosis.

The report shows the following for the Clinical Commissioning Group areas:

n Portsmouth CCG – 63.9 per cent.

n South Eastern Hampshire – 46.6 per cent.

n Fareham and Gosport – 42.8 per cent.

Chris Wyatt, regional operations manager for the south east for the Alzheimer’s Society, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see Portsmouth leading the way.

‘We must ensure the successes and best practice seen here are being shared and are used to help drive up standards around the country.

‘A diagnosis opens the door to support that can help people with dementia live a good quality of life.’

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