Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dementia victims 'have twice the risk of dying in hospital


Hospitals are failing to properly care for dementia sufferers who are twice as likely to die in them than all other patients, a damning report reveals.

In almost a third of cases staff are not even bothering to record patients have the illness when they are admitted.

This means they are denied the extra help they desperately need which hinders their chance of recovery.

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