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In a shout out for more help the Alzheimer’s Society is calling for political party election manifestos to address serious failings in dementia care. This is after a survey found less than a quarter of people with dementia are receiving all the help they need.
The charity’s survey of nearly 1,500 carers and people with dementia found major concerns about the standards of care being provided. Only 23 per cent of respondents said all their care needs were met while less than a quarter (24 per cent) felt staff providing care had the skills and understanding necessary. Only 12 per cent of carers always had access to short breaks.
Further Alzheimer’s Society research revealed MPs believe dementia needs more attention from political parties. 81 per cent of 150 MPs surveyed said they believe a long term settlement for the funding of social care needs to be a high priority for their party. 67 per cent also agreed the system for charging for essential care such as washing and dressing places an unfair burden on people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society has published three demands for what it wants to see from political parties in their election manifestos. These are:
Members of the public can play their part by writing to their prospective parliamentary candidates and asking them to raise the issue with their parties. With a rapidly aging population this type of help is becoming quite urgent!