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Dementia sufferers 'the typical patient'

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The first full report of the National Audit of Dementia has found that hospitals in England and Wales are failing patients with dementia and overlooking some of their most basic needs.

Jo Webber, the Deputy Policy Director at the NHS Confederation, explains the difficulties of caring for dementia sufferers.

And Peter Crome, professor of geriatric medicine at Keele University and chair of the National Audit of Dementia, outlines the findings.


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