Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

'Proper dementia diagnosis crucial' - Jeremy Hunt

Getting a proper diagnosis for more people is one of the key targets for the government in its efforts to tackle dementia, the health secretary has said.

Speaking ahead of a G8 summit on dementia, Jeremy Hunt told the BBC fewer than half of those with dementia are given a proper diagnosis.

He said giving someone a proper diagnosis meant "support for their family... you can help them change their lifestyle... you can live healthily and happily at home for much longer."

  • 11 Dec 2013
  • From the section Health
Go to next video: One man's 'frustration' with dementia