Dementia is affecting an increasing number of people.
In 2012, there were around 800,000 people suffering with some form of dementia – this had an estimated cost of £23 billion a year to the UK economy says the Alzheimer’s Society; this figure is even higher than the combined costs of care for cancer, strokes and heart disease.
We need to find a way to relieve the pressure on our economy, but still allow sufferers to live in their own home at the same time.
Allowing sufferers to keep their dignity is of the utmost importance.
Families consistently rate the childcare they use higher than the care for their elderly relatives, according to the latest reviews on the Good Care Guide website.
The Good Care Guide reveal that children receive better Quality of Care than their elderly relatives, with 88% of nurseries and 91% of agencies that supply nannies recieving top marks for their Quality of Care, which is great achievement when you see that only 78% of care homes have received the same accolade. Read More