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AROUND 1000 patients in Scottish hospitals at any one time are likely to have dementia without it being diagnosed, doctors have said.

Statistics show that dementia is present in around a quarter of all inpatients and in around 40 per cent of those over 70, according to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Dementia professor Emma Reynish said: “It is vital dementia is recognised early to ensure patients and carers receive appropriate treatment.”