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Lyttle supports Alzheimer's Society's 'Right to Know' campaign

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On 15 April, I attended a launch event for the 'Right to Know' campaign, which seeks to ensure that every person with a dementia diagnosis in Northern Ireland receives their due information and support. At the launch, which featured a new information booklet, a Dementia Support Worker also spoke about the benefits of early diagnosis and post-diagnosis support.

The campaign has three key calls to government, healthcare and social care professionals: an increase in diagnosis rates to reach 75% by 2017; wait times no longer than 12 weeks between seeking GP help and final diagnosis; and those diagnosed must have immediate access to a Dementia Support Worker.

Of the 19,765 people with dementia in Northern Ireland, about 65% have a formal diagnosis. However, there are discrepancies in diagnosis rates across Trust areas. I voiced my concerns about this variation and pledged my support to the campaign.

As a government and community, we need to ensure that our most vulnerable residents have the proper care they deserve. I am pleased to contribute my part to the 'Right to Know' campaign and hope that others in the health and public sectors will also join in the fight against dementia.

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