Facing up to increasing challenge of dementia

Councillor Michael O'Donnell

Councillor Michael O'Donnell

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The number of people with dementia in East Dunbartonshire is on the rise ‑ but measures are being put in place to meet the challenge head on.

The world’s leading nations met at the first G8 Dementia Summit in London recently and agreed that co-ordinated action must be taken to deal with the problem.

Dementia has been described as the biggest health and care problem of a generation and the number of people diagnosed with the condition in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and beyond is rising, with implications for public services and policies, such as housing, leisure and education.

 

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