Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis

Alzheimer’s Society, May 2018

In the UK today, two thirds of people using homecare and 70% of people in care homes live with some form of dementia (UKHCA 2013 and Alzheimer’s Society 2014). Dementia is potentially the most complex and challenging condition social care has to support.   It calls for:

  • The cost of extra care charges for a health condition such as dementia must be covered by the state
  • All health and social care workers must be given the training and support they need to deliver quality dementia care.
  • Everyone with dementia should have a care navigator to support access to timely, preventative and integrated support.

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