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Dementia research and training needed

UK report last week highlights serious failings in care

Calls to address interest in dementia training by field professionals have been sounding for some time - so why hasn't it been provided yet?

That's the question left unanswered after an interview with Alzheimer's Society Isle of Man - which says a more pro-active approach is needed by gathering and analysing wider-ranging data on the level of care here.

The UK arm of the charity released a report last week, it found serious failings in care - including people left in dirty clothes for days, going without food and water.

1,300 people have the disorder here according to the 2011 census - that figure is expected to rise when this year's interim census is released.  

Services manager Graham Bell explained who wants the training.

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