Saturday 5th March 2011, 2:57PM GMT.
JERSEY faces being overwhelmed by dementia sufferers seeking help, the new chairman of the Alzheimer’s Association has warned.
Jim Hollywood, who has taken over the reins following the death of former chairman Mike Tomkinson, warned that at least 1,000 people are suffering from it in Jersey with many more undiagnosed.
He said that it was not just an ageing population suffering from dementia, but those with Downs Syndrome, those in their 40s and some alcohol and drug users.
Mr Hollywood, a consultant clinical psychologist, added that there were challenging times ahead for the charity.
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