A Future State of Mind: Facing up to the dementia challenge

The number of people with dementia is set to rise over the coming years as the UK’s population ages, bringing considerable social and financial implications. The Prime Minister has described it as “a national crisis”. Increasing the number of people who are diagnosed early could reap significant benefits for individuals, families and the state. But at present the UK has a poor diagnosis rate, with only 41% of people with dementia estimated to be diagnosed.
This events will see the launch of a new report drawing on in-depth interviews with people with Alzheimer’s and their carers, and a wealth of research, to identify the barriers to early diagnosis in the UK, from a patient and clinician perspectives. The research proposes new policies to better incentivise the health system to diagnose dementia earlier. Online Ticketing for Social Market Foundation Dementia Report powered by eventsbrite