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Dementia atlas published


NHS England has published a 'dementia map' highlighting the difference in care for the condition across the county.

The atlas maps five themes of care - prevention, diagnosis, support, living with dementia and end of life care - using benchmarks for each.

For example, every person living with dementia should have an annual check-up to review their care needs.

In some areas of England, such as Aylesbury and North East Lincolnshire, around 85% of patients get these face-to-face meetings.

In other areas, the figure is much lower. In Somerset, for example, the figure is 50%.

Regional variation in population density and age could explain some of the differences, but not all, say dementia charities.

To see how Oxfordshire is performing, please click this link