The dementia pandemic is coming and social care isn’t ready

John Ramsay, founder and MD of Social-Ability, warns that the UK is sleepwalking into a dementia crisis, only accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Photo Credit – Andreea Popa

As the social care sector struggles to keep up with demand, 50,000 people living with severe dementia are expected to be denied a bed by 2030. 

Easing the pressure on social care will require urgent and radical changes to the way we support those living with dementia, with a focus on overcoming the issues that put strain on resources, overburden our hard-working carers, and intensify the symptoms of dementia.

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SocialCareToday source: https://socialcare.today/2021/09/10/the-dementia-pandemic-is-coming-and-social-care-isnt-ready/

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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