Saturday, December 06, 2014
Free dementia care for all
Care should be free for everyone, it is a human right. The cost of this would probably be about £45billion in the UK, raising income tax by 10%. Personally I think this is worth it. I want to start by making all dementia care free - FOR everyone. If I get enough support in this I will set up a lobbying group for this purpose and spend the next year or so drilling up support for it. At the moment there is a terrible anomaly in the UK system. If you get cancer all your care is free. If you get dementia you have to pay. Why, why, why is this so unfair? We need people in all walks of life to join us in this campaign - lawyers, doctors, politicians, academics, voluntary sector, carers and people with dementia themselves.