Doctors "failing the elderly on dementia": Jeremy Hunt blames "grim fatalism" for low diagnosis rate

Doctors 'failing the elderly on dementia': Hunt blames 'grim fatalism' for low diagnosis rate Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no pointFigures revealed nearly 400,000 dementia sufferers in Britain have never been given a formal diagnosis By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:03 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 15 January 2013 'Grim fatalism': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point GPs are refusing to send patients for crucial tests to spot dementia because they believe there is no point, according to the Health Secretary.