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67% NW dementia sufferers undiagnosed

Pictured launching the new Western Trust Dementia Carers Guide are (L-R): Majella Magee, Western Trust Older Peoples Service Improvement Lead; Dr Gillian Mullan, Western Trust Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist for Older People; Alan Corry Finn, Western Trust Director of Primary Care and Older Peoples Services; Siobhan Sweeney, Public Health Agency and Pauline Casey, Western Trust Acting Head of Service for Older Peoples Mental Health Services.

Pictured launching the new Western Trust Dementia Carers Guide are (L-R): Majella Magee, Western Trust Older Peoples Service Improvement Lead; Dr Gillian Mullan, Western Trust Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist for Older People; Alan Corry Finn, Western Trust Director of Primary Care and Older Peoples Services; Siobhan Sweeney, Public Health Agency and Pauline Casey, Western Trust Acting Head of Service for Older Peoples Mental Health Services.

  • by Staff Reporter
 

Sixty-seven per cent of people living with dementia in the Western Trust in 2012 were undiagnosed, according to Mr Alan Corry Finn, Director of Older People’s Services.

In 2012 there were 2717 people in the Trust estimated to have dementia, 1830 of these had a diagnosis.

The Trust has launched a new dementia carers guide to help people cope.

Mr Corry Finn continued: “The guide also provides information on local support organisations who can help carers in their caring role.

“The Western Trust is delighted with the help of the PHA to be able to provide this valuable information to carers.”

 
 
 

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