There are 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and this figure is expected to rise in the coming years.
Currently only a third of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis or have contact with specialist services throughout their illness. It is very important for people to get as early a diagnosis as possible in order to maintain their quality of life for as long as possible.
The Andover Mind dementia advice service started in January 2010 as part of the Government’s pilot scheme to help people with dementia and their carers, family and friends to get the appropriate support from first diagnosis throughout their illness.
They provide dementia advice services in Basingstoke, Deane and Alton; Hart Rushmoor; Eastleigh, Winchester and Romsey as well as in Andover.
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