Dementia

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 26th February 2013.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 11:30 am, 26th February 2013

I thank the hon. Lady for her interest in early-onset dementia. She is absolutely right: there is a widespread lack of understanding of dementia in general, and of early-onset dementia in particular. In addition to the research that I mentioned in my earlier answer, we are also looking at a major programme to engage GPs. Sadly, some GPs still think that it is not worth diagnosing someone with dementia, and there is a lack of understanding that we absolutely have to put right.