Chris Roberts
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More help need for dementia patients or the NHS will 'grind to a halt'

The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, Wales' only professor of geriatrics has warned.

A quarter of patients in district general hospital beds in Wales suffer from dementia and other conditions.

Chris Roberts, 53, from Denbighshire, has dementia while his wife Jayne is also dealing with her mother's dementia.

"The biggest reaction I get at my age talking about [having dementia] is disbelief," he said.

  • 21 Oct 2014