Dementia care delays costing Britain’s elderly £15BN – ‘We need cash’

Desperate people with dementia have spent nearly £15 billion on care bills during the wait for the government to reform the system, according to analysis by the Alzheimer’s Society. Since March 2017, dementia patients who are well enough to go home have spent more than a million unneeded hospital days. This has cost the NHS over £340million. The CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, Jeremy Hughes said there should be a £2.4billion investment into dementia care immediately. This would stop dementia sufferers and their families having to self-fund their care, and the society have said the fund would be with the NHS.

Full article in Daily Express, 9 July 2019