Do women suffering from dementia receive less health monitoring than men?

Written by Martha Powell

Researchers from University College London (London, UK) have revealed that women with dementia may receive less medical attention than men, including fewer GP visits and lower rates of annual monitoring. The team highlighted the need for those with dementia, specifically women, to have access to the services they need. UK strategies for dementia, launched in 2009 by the Department of Health, prioritize fair access to both mental and physical healthcare. This study, recently published in Age and Ageing, used records to examine access to healthcare services and identify potential inequalities, including factors such as gender and deprivation. The team analyzed...

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