Store Staff Could Help in Detection / Diagnosis of Dementia (Express and Star)

Summary

Thousands of dementia sufferers across the Midlands may not have been diagnosed as having dementia. Walsall falls in the 159th position of 169 areas in a league table for diagnosis. Statistically there may be more than 2,000 sufferers undiagnosed in the borough. There are an estimated 3,450 people with dementia in Walsall, but only 1,036 have been identified by doctors; i.e. 70% may not be receiving treatment or advice.

The borough’s health scrutiny committee may therefore recommend that shop and supermarket staff be trained to spot signs of dementia in their customers. Exact details of how this innovative scheme might work will be reported as more information becomes available.

Read more: Stores could help in fight on dementia. (Express & Star, Wolverhampton).

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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