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Letters Crisis in dementia care

Taking dementia seriously

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2745
  1. Peter J Gordon, old age psychiatrist1
  1. 1NHS Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Sauchie, Alloa FK10 3JQ, UK
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Although it is good that our government is taking dementia seriously and I support the three pronged approach that the prime minister has set out,1 yet again the language used by those in high authority is that of fear. This “national crisis” is caused by the increasing …

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