Mum has early Alzheimer’s and needs 24-hour care. Where’s the help we were promised?

Alzheimer's
There are 850,000 people in the UK with dementia.

A report on Friday suggested that dementia might not be the epidemic we had been led to believe, showing that there were 22% fewer people aged over 65 with dementia in 2011 than had been predicted in 1990. But even one case of this devastating illness is one too many.

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Remain lost the EU referendum, but we may yet all lose

The EU referendum vote was largely split by age, with younger people overwhelmingly supporting remain.
The EU referendum vote was largely split by age, with younger people overwhelmingly supporting remain.

As I awoke to the news that more than half of Britain had voted to leave the EU, I felt sad and surprised. The world hasn’t ended and the drawbridge has not been pulled up, but I fear for where the UK may be headed. Continue reading