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NHS 'still failing' dementia patients, report says

People with severe dementia are still not getting acceptable care from the NHS in Scotland, according to a mental health watchdog.

The Mental Welfare Commission says there are still huge variations in care levels across the country.

The report says that while progress has been made, too many units still fail to meet acceptable standards.

However, the Scottish government said its policies had given Scotland a "world-leading" level of dementia care.

About 86,000 people in Scotland have dementia, a third of whom are in care homes.

Full story at BBC News Website