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Dementia: Diagnosis

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 948, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people living with undiagnosed dementia are supported to (a) understand and (b) recognise potential dementia symptoms.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The NHS Health Check for adults in England aged 45 to 74 years old is designed to identify early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. Since 2018, dementia risk reduction has been incorporated in the NHS Health Check to increase dementia awareness and motivate people to make positive changes to reduce their risks. In addition, those aged 65 years old and over are made aware of the signs and symptoms of dementia and guided to memory clinics.