Fay Jones MP has backed an initiative which would see NHS Wales collect data on dementia diagnoses.

This follows an estimate from Alzheimer’s Society Cymru that of around 50,000 people living with dementia in Wales, only half have been diagnosed.

Wales remains the only country in the union not to collect this data, which has led to calls from the Alzheimer’s Society and many Senedd members, particularly the Welsh Conservatives, for the Welsh Government to collect and publish data on the disease.

Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones said: “I'm pleased to be offering my support to this initiative which will see NHS Wales collect data on dementia diagnoses.

"With only half of those estimated to be living with dementia in Wales receiving a diagnosis, it is vital that NHS Wales collects this data as other nations do so that we can ensure that the care and support are in place for people so that this distressing and debilitating disease is tackled.

"It is right that the Welsh Government is looking at this, and I shall keenly follow as they progress towards their November deadline."