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Jeremy Hunt urges health and wellbeing boards to help improve dementia care and support

The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has written to health and wellbeing boards and local authorities to encourage them to increase awareness of dementia and help improve dementia diagnosis rates in their local areas, through networking with local NHS colleagues.

Hospice is first in country to appoint mental health nurse as dementia cases increase

A DURHAM hospice has become the first in the country to appoint a special mental health nurse to address the growing numbers of people with dementia.

Sharron Tolman has joined the staff at St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham City.

The North East’s first Admiral Nurse is employed by the hospice but will get clinical supervision through the Admiral Nurse organisation, which is supported by Dementia UK.

Alzheimer’s research in ‘major step’ towards blood test

British scientists have made a “major step forward” in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start of the dementia with 87% accuracy.

The findings, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, will be used to improve trials for new dementia drugs.