People with dementia, on average, face hospital delays twice as long as patients without the condition.
Just last year, half a million bed days were lost because dementia patients who were ready to leave hospital weren’t helped to get home.
This is letting down dementia patients and their families as well as piling more pressure on our already overburdened NHS.
Despite these enormous pressures, organisations like the St Helens Carers Centre offer a range of support for dementia patients and their families ‰лв supporting more than 1,500 people caring for a loved one who has dementia across the borough.
The Centre was also the first in the country to introduce a Carers Emergency Card, which is carried both by the Carer and the cared for person with dementia, meaning that if the person with dementia becomes lost or confused, they can be identified through the card and the carer notified
With the number of people living with dementia across the UK set to hit 1 million by 2021, it is more important than ever that the Government steps up to the plate and fixes dementia care ‰лв you can find out more from the Alzheimer’s Society here:


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