Unit 313. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care and Practice.

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However, this number is likely to be an under |
| | |estimate and the true figure may be up |
| | |to three times higher. Data on the numbers of young onset cases are based on referrals to services, which |
| | |significantly underestimates the numbers, because not all those with young onset dementia seek help early in |
| | |the disease course. |
| | |There are often long delays in younger people with dementia receiving a diagnosis. Improved diagnostic |
| | |services would help people get access to care more quickly and easily. |
| | |It is important that younger people with dementia have access to a range of specialised services that address |
| | |their particular needs. There is currently a lack of specialised services to meet the needs of people with |
| | |dementia under 65. |
| | |Services must be age inclusive, they should be based on need, not age. It is essential that commissioners
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