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In the UK, around 25% of adults admitted to an acute hospital have dementia, although not all will have received a formal diagnosis. Pharmacists are well placed to assist in both the early identification of dementia and help patients manage their medicine

Around two-thirds of patients with dementia in the UK live in the community, while a third live in a care home which means that people working with medicines in all sectors will frequently come into contact with patients with dementia, their families and carers.