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NHS wait means thousands miss dementia care (Britainís Healthcare)
Daily Express UK ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jo Willey

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by opentalk

Thousands of dementia sufferers are being abandoned by the NHS, with shocking variations in the time it takes to get a diagnosis and support.

Waiting periods for vital memory services average at least three months--but they can vary from a few weeks to more than a year, reveals a damning report by a group of MPs.

And some patients are not informed for at least five years that they have the disease, meaning treatments that are available are not as effective. Early diagnosis is key to staving off the ravages of the killer brain disease--yet almost 60 percent with dementia in the UK never get a diagnosis.

Andrew Chidgey, of the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “It is completely unacceptable this is happening. It would be a travesty if we let it continue. “

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; dementia; nhs; obamacare; seniors; socialism; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:38:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

That’s obvious. They’re all in Labour. Or maybe Respect.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:49:19 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: Hardraade

If you want to see something truly creepy, look up the National Health Service’s “Transition Care Pathway”. It’s a death sentence for every conceivable medical situation and starts with “Stage One: Recognising the need to move on.”

Then, ponder our future.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 7:23:38 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: Kanzan

Let’s be honest.

This is the FedGov’s answer to the Social Security and Medicare financial implosion.

If they can get the life expectancy low enough, it all works!


4 posted on 07/03/2012 7:31:58 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: opentalk
Socialized medicine, from a survivor by James Delingpole

Welcome, America, to the British NHS. That may not be what you were promised when your president first dreamed up Obamacare. But the National Health Service is what you’re going to get all the same.

I did warn you about this, four years ago in my (depressingly) prophetic book “Welcome to Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future and It Doesn’t Work.” I noted, for example, that your future president had grossly underestimated the costs of socialized health care.

5 posted on 07/03/2012 8:11:29 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Kanzan

This is what liberals wanted us to quit smoking for? To eat 'lite'. Everything about liberals is twisted.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 9:16:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Way to go Kraft Foods. I now associate your brand with anal sex.(Oreo cookies) Freeper agere_contra)
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