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Age UK comment on long-term care for dementia

Published on 25 January 2011 12:00 PM

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director at Age UK, said:

'For too long there has been a failure to provide the funding and services needed to support people suffering with dementia and their families. Sadly, many people are struggling to cope, forcing them to send loved ones into care homes where staff often lack the training to meet the demands of dementia.  With the number of people living with dementia set to increase to one million by 2025, services need to be improved and better training needs to be given to all healthcare staff to care for people with this disease.  This will not only improve the quality of life of people with dementia, but help reduce pressure on our hospitals and care homes.'

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Notes to Editors

Age UK works in partnership with Age Cymru, Age Scotland and Age NI. For media enquiries relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland please contact the appropriate national office. Age UK Scotland on 0131 668 8055, Age UK Cymru on 029 2043 1562 and Age NI on 028 9024 5729.

Media contact: Vicky Smith     
Tel: 020 8765 7515
Out of hours: 07071 243 243

Last updated: Oct 06 2017

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