NICE guidance on dementia care
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NICE guidance on dementia care

Erin Dean Health writer

Essential facts

There are around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is expected to rise to more than one million by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The term dementia covers various brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, affecting 62% of those diagnosed with dementia.

Mental Health Practice. 21, 10, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/mhp.21.10.11.s13

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