Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash, recently popped along to a parliamentary event to find out more information about dementia diagnosis rates in Erewash.
At the drop-in event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society, Maggie learnt that the dementia diagnosis rate in Erewash is 70.6 per cent, which is above the national ambition.
“It was great to pop along to the Alzheimer’s Society’s drop in event and show my support for Dementia Awareness Week 2023.
“At the event I was able to get more information about the diagnosis rate in Erewash. I was pleased to learn that the dementia diagnosis rate in our area is above the national ambition.
“Nonetheless, everyone living with dementia deserves an accurate, timely, and high-quality dementia diagnosis so they can access vital care and support, and plan for their future.”
The national ambition for dementia diagnosis is that two-thirds of people with dementia should have a formal diagnosis.
To highlight regional variations, the Alzheimer’s Society have developed a traffic light system showing each Local Authority’s dementia diagnosis status. Erewash is Green. This means it is exceeding the national target that two-thirds of people living with dementia should have a formal diagnosis.
To find out more information about the Alzheimer’s Society’s campaign please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/