It was reported in The Lancet medical journal last month that the prevalence of dementia in the UK has fallen from around 850,000 to 670,000. This figure seems encouraging, but the risk is that it brings complacency to the world of dementia care.
Although it is impossible to say with certainty, there are probably two separate reasons for this reduction. Firstly, the often quoted higher figure was derived by consensus of opinion from experts rather than plain science. This was not an entirely inappropriate method of estimation, because Continue reading “Keeping dementia on the radar”