A third of Britons wait ‘more than a month’ to discuss dementia concerns

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Alzheimer’s Society says fear and confusion delays discussion for 33% of those who think they or a loved one may have dementia

A third of Britons who have concerns about whether they, or a loved one, might have dementia wait more than a month to discuss their worries with others, a leading charity has found, despite early diagnosis being important for treatment, support and planning.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 55 million people have dementia worldwide, with 60-70% of cases thought to be down to Alzheimer disease.

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