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20 September 2013

World Alzheimer Report 2013

September 2013 marks the second World Alzheimer’s Month. Started in 2012 by Alzheimer’s Disease International, the month is an international campaign created to improve awareness of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease worldwide.

26 June 2013

Surrey GP Practices roll out new iPad-based patient memory assessment system

Guildford and Waverley CCG leading the use of Cantab Mobile to help enable timely dementia assessment and improve diagnosis rates, cutting diagnosis wait times and increasing standards in patient care.

1 November 2012

Government backs early dementia assessment service to reduce time to diagnosis from 18 months to 3 months

Novel digital healthcare system to be trialled from early 2013 combines world-class computer-based tests of memory and thinking with computerised analysis of MRI brain scans used in leading international research centres but not routinely in the NHS. The project brings this into the community via mobile Brain Health units and into NHS Memory Clinics – resulting in fast track referrals and greater access to care.