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Dementia diagnosis rises in Rutland and South West Lincolnshire

The number of people diagnosed with dementia has drastically increased over the past five years in Rutland and Lincolnshire.

The area covered by the NHS's South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has seen diagnosis rise by 78 per cent since April 2014 - a jump from 639 people to 1,136.

The CCG of East Leicestershire and Rutland has seen a similar trend, with cases rising from 1,446 to 2,049.

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