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Dementia Organisations Publish Cross-Sector Manifesto For Incoming Government

Leading dementia organisations have joined forces to publish a new Dementia manifesto ahead of the General Election on 4th July. This collaboration from Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK and the UK Dementia Research Institute calls on the next Government to take action for the one in two of us who will be directly affected by dementia in our lifetime.

The full manifesto can be read and downloaded at

Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and is set to become the defining health and social care challenge of our time. However, despite what many believe, dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing.

There are currently 982,000 people living with dementia in the UK, yet hundreds of thousands of people do not have a formal diagnosis, remaining in the dark about their condition and locked out of care, support and the treatment opportunities that research brings.

For those who have a diagnosis, there is no cure – the care and treatment options that exist are often disjointed, inaccessible and inadequate, for both those with the condition and for their families and carers.

Living with dementia can be exhausting and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The manifesto draws on expertise from the range of organisations involved to demand a sustained, strategic approach to research funding, clear diagnosis targets and pathways and access to treatments and specialist care for people living with the condition:

  • Prevention – including recommendations for a cross-governmental ‘Brain Health’ National Prevention Strategy to address the health and lifestyle factors that affect our risk of developing dementia
  • Diagnosis – setting out the need for ambitious national diagnostic targets, a pilot of brain health clinics to deliver equitable high-quality services and the importance of investing to integrate promising research into accurate and deliverable diagnostic tools
  • Support – calling for improved dementia support in primary care settings and extending the national dementia diagnosis targets to include young onset dementia, where symptoms develop under the age of 65
  • Care – including a sustainable funding model for quality personalised care and an immediate review of the NHS continued healthcare funding application process to recognise the needs of people living with dementia
  • Research – setting out the need to increase real-term spending on dementia research to accelerate new treatments, publish a long-term strategic approach to dementia research and promote and embed dementia research across the UK

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Unpaid Care Has A Huge Impact On Mental Health Landmark Europe-Wide Study Has Shown

Research conducted by Eurocare has examined unpaid care provided by people of all ages across Europe. It was carried out by University College London and St George’s, University of London, with support from UK charity Carers Trust and research teams in Spain, Norway and Germany.

It showed around one in 10 people aged 15 to 29 across Europe are carers. More than a quarter (27%) of these young adult carers come from households ranked in the bottom fifth for income.

Their mental health also deteriorates after becoming a carer and the impact increases the more hours they spend caring, showing the urgent need for early identification and intervention to support them. Young adults who are providing more than 20 hours of unpaid care per week are more than 96% more likely to report poor mental health compared to their peers.

Young adult carers’ education and future employment are also affected and, in the UK, there are stark inequalities in educational attainment. Young adult carers are 38% less likely than their peers to hold a university degree as their highest qualification. This rises to a staggering 86% for those who provide more than 35 hours of care per week.

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What to expect when you start receiving home care

Getting home care is a big step in anyone’s life, but you’ll soon reap the benefits of the extra care and support you’ll receive.

People seek home care for a number of different reasons, they may be elderly, disabled, have medical needs or have mental health problems.

When you start receiving home care, life will be a little different.

Adjustments to your home

Once you have had your care needs assessment and have decided on your budget, the home care team or agency will discuss with you what times of the day you’d like support and any adjustments to your home that may be needed to enable care workers to help you.

Home adaptations

Your needs assessment may highlight that you would benefit from adaptations to your home that will help you to be safer and have more independence. These adaptations could include handrails, a stairlift, a walk-in shower or even installing a lift.

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