Dementia carer Hans de Jager and his wife
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Charity urges dementia checks at 75 years

The NHS should offer checks for dementia when people reach 75, a leading health charity says.

The Alzheimer's Society says fewer than half of those with the condition get a diagnosis, so many miss out on the care and support they need.

But critics say screening could cause needless distress whilst tests and treatments for dementia need to improve first.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 28 Mar 2011
  • From the section Health
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