Repost from Dementia Friends, Alzheimer’s Society
Feelings of confusion, desperation and isolation don’t just affect people with dementia, they’re symptoms the people closest to them experience too.
Right now, the broken social care system means that in the UK, nearly 1 million people with dementia and their families are struggling to get the support and care that they need and deserve. Decades of underfunding and neglect have led to a care system that’s difficult to access, costly, inadequate and deeply unfair. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed these problems like never before.
Until things change, a dementia diagnosis will continue to claim more than one life, as families facing dementia feel its destructive effects.
It doesn’t have to be this way.