According to a new report being released by the Alzheimer's Society in Gloucestershire, it has been unveiled that there are 60% people in the region, who are suffering from dementia. Most astonishing part of the story is that maximum people are not aware of their condition.
As per the report, 40% of the 8,619 sufferers in the county have been diagnosed in 2011. This means people suffering from dementia were living without any medical treatment, which elevated the level of problem.
Debbie Donnison, who is an area manager for the Alzheimer's Society in the south- west, was of the view that it is very disheartening to know that majority of the people were struggling alone to live life. They did not have any drug treatment or support, which could support them.
It is very important for any disease whether major or minor to be diagnosed at an early stage so its early treatment is possible. The condition gets even more important when it is about some chronic problem like dementia.
Early diagnosis means early treatment which ultimately will save thousands of pounds of the taxpayer as then they will not need any care outside their own places, said Donnison. "It's disturbing that well over half the people who are living with dementia still don't have a diagnosis in the south west and so aren't receiving the support, benefits and the medical treatments that are often available”, further affirmed Donnison.
The Alzheimer's Society report has also revealed that at some places condition have been improving. One such place is south west where there has been improvement by 2%.
A spokeswoman for NHS Gloucestershire was of the view that they have started GP training sessions across the county. It has been done to ensure that people suffering from dementia gets right care and treatment.