Alzheimer's Disease: Eastbourne

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Ansell Caroline Ansell Conservative, Eastbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the diagnosis rate of Alzheimer’s disease in Eastbourne; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Challenge on Dementia 2020 sets the ambition for two thirds of people with dementia to receive a formal diagnosis.

NHS Digital collects data on the number of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis in their clinical record and report this on a monthly basis, so that the National Health Service, general practitioners and commissioners can make informed choices to plan their services. The latest data for October 2020 shows that that the Dementia Diagnosis Rate for Eastbourne was 67.2%. The data is available at the following link:

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