The Daily Mail runs a front page article on dementia hoping to raise awareness with the government of the impact this has on families and those living with dementia. They are running a petition which over 219,000 people have signed to highlight to the government, that they need to take action now. The plea in the petition is also about people living with dementia having to sell their homes to pay for care costs.
The Alzheimer’s Society have also reported that since 2017 dementia patients have spent one million unnecessary days in hospital, costing the NHS over £400m. The Society’s argument is why when they were well enough to go home.
Let’s hope this is taken forward and dementia is recognised as a growing condition and within that a need for specialist care to make sure that people living with dementia live well.
Larchfield House Dementia Care Specialists are dedicated to supporting research towards finding a solution for dementia. At present we are proposing a research project on diet and its effect on the development of dementia and also the benefits of a balanced diet for mid to late stages of dementia. We are also dedicated to supporting our local community to provide advice, help and sharing of information and knowledge with the general public to raise awareness.