Government must address the unfair and catastrophic care costs for people with dementia

Posted On: 
4th September 2019

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society has responded to today's Spending Round announcements.

"We’re disappointed that the Government hasn’t done enough today to deliver the change so desperately needed by people with dementia and their families. 

"Our pleas for an NHS Dementia Fund have yet to become funding commitments, despite the backing of hundreds of MPs and over 100,000 campaigners in the letter the Prime Minister received on Monday. 

"£1 billion can only stave off the utter collapse of our social care system, neglected by successive Governments for so long.

“On Monday the Prime Minister has assured us that he will sort out dementia care, once and for all. He agreed  that people with dementia must be treated the same as those with other health conditions.

"We now need to see concrete plans for reform that address the unfair and catastrophic care costs for people with dementia, and the daily battle that they and their families face to get the care and support they so badly need."