Dementia diagnosis rate in city beats national target.

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “I always try to ensure that Wednesfield North residents get to read, what I believe are important information. Dementia certainly falls into this category. So when we as City Councillors get a briefing such as this one. It immediately registers that you should be aware, of what I feel are alarming stats for Wolverhampton. Please read the information.”

Dementia diagnosis rate in city beats national target
Diagnosis rates for dementia in Wolverhampton are now well above both the local and national average, meaning people living with the condition in the city are able to get the help and support they need more quickly.

Latest estimates from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities show that 67.2% of people with dementia in Wolverhampton have been formally diagnosed as having the condition, compared to 62% nationally. Across the West Midlands, the diagnosis rate is 58.9%. The national target for diagnosis is 67%.

People who are worried about dementia can contact the Alzheimer’s Society for information and support either via the Dementia Connect Helpline on 0333 150 3456 or by visiting For more information about the help and support available locally find it here

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more