Hospitals and care settings do not 'meet the needs of patients with dementia'
Commenting on todays Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) report published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), Janet Morrison,Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older peoples charity, said:
“These figures reveal that a significant number of hospitals and care settings still have a long way to go to fully meet the needs of patients with dementia. It’s estimated that just over a quarter of the over 70’s admitted to hospital have previously diagnosed dementia and 50% have some form of cognitive impairment. The Prime Minister David Cameron has talked of an ongoing challenge to tackle dementia. This challenge must continue by providing improved and appropriate hospital care and more dementia friendly environments for patients with this long-term condition.”