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Survey on diagnosis of Dementia - Dorset is worst at diagnosis

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Survey on diagnosis of Dementia - Dorset is worst at diagnosis

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12598706
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A new 'dementia map' of the UK shows stark variations in the number of people suffering from the disease and those who have actually received a medical diagnosis.
Researchers also predict that more than a million people will suffer from dementia by 2021.
The map shows that Dorset has the lowest rates of diagnosis, with just 26% knowing they suffer from dementia.
But at the other end of the spectrum, in Belfast that figure rises to 69%.
Now look at the methodology
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The study was produced by The Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Scotland with the help of the supermarket chain Tesco.
Researchers applied previously established rates of prevalence of dementia to government population estimates.
It then compared those figures to statistics compiled by GPs of people diagnosed with dementia in 2010.

The researchers say their figures show that half a million people are now living without a diagnosis and in 10 years time they estimate that more than a million people will have dementia.
It is not clear what causes the disparity between areas like Dorset and Belfast.
My first thought is whether the actual prevalence of dementia in Dorset is actually much lower than the national average and is a direct effect of people in Dorset living longer given that this is the basis of the rate calculation http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=412
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The well established prevalence rates for dementia in the UK are:
    * 40-64 years: 1 in 1400
    * 65-69 years: 1 in 100
    * 70-79 years: 1 in 25
    * 80+ years: 1 in 6

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Re: Survey on diagnosis of Dementia - Dorset is worst at diagnosis

This is being discussed on radio at present.  The interpretation they put on the information is that Dorset  is a good place to live to prevent dementia.
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The map shows that Dorset has the lowest rates of diagnosis, with just 26% knowing they suffer from dementia.

Guess it can be read either way. Undecided
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Sorry - I forgot what I was going to say  Embarrassed
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I was going to ask how you were, or who you were Wink Wink
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Thank God for the scroll bar so I can keep refreshing myself on the subject of this thread Undecided
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Re: Survey on diagnosis of Dementia - Dorset is worst at diagnosis

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