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[Editorial] Living and dying with dementia

Given that an effective new medication to halt, improve or cure dementia seems as remote as ever, Care needed: Improving the lives of people with dementia (June 12) from the OECD instead prioritises living with dementia. Most patients, provided the proper support, prefer and are able to live at home long after a diagnosis. But only eight of 21 OECD countries can estimate the proportion of people with dementia living in the community and only Australia and Canada consistently measure their quality of life.