£15 billion bill for dementia

Up to £15 billion has been spent by people funding their own private care who suffer with dementia it is claimed with some spending up to £100,000 a year!

Families have spent nearly £15 billion caring for relatives with dementia in the two years they have been waiting for ministers to reform social care, a report reveals today.

The Alzheimer’s Society last night branded the system a ‘tax on dementia’.

A Government green paper – which ministers promise will fix England’s broken care system – has been delayed six times since it was commissioned in March 2017. Meanwhile, the middle classes have borne the brunt of the cost of dementia support, with families denied the chance to hand their homes to their children.

The Alzheimer’s Society demanded an immediate cash boost to help families survive while ministers come up with a long-term solution to the crisis.

Despite spiralling costs the general public NHS and local authorities seem reluctant to adequately explore the option of live in care.

Live in care provides 24/7 support and often at significantly less cost than hourly care.

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