NEW figures show a rise in the number of people living with dementia in Kirklees.
Figures released on Wednesday revealed an increase in the number of people in Kirklees diagnosed with dementia.
There are now 2,224 people diagnosed with the condition, an increase of 123 on last year.
There are thought to be another 2,312 who are living with the condition in Kirklees, but haven’t been diagnosed.
The new figures reveal a diagnosis rate of 49.3%.
Judith Gregory, area manager for the Alzheimer’s Society in the Yorkshire and Humber region said: “It’s encouraging to see an increase in the number people that are receiving a diagnosis in Yorkshire and the Humber – but half of people that are living with dementia aren’t receiving the support, benefits and the treatments that are often available.
“The NHS has made a commitment to improving diagnosis rates, so now it is time for that commitment to turn into action locally to help ensure people in Yorkshire and the Humber can live well with the condition.”