Dementia patient Dom Pancucci and Andrew Ketteringham from the Alzheimer's Society
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Inquiry into UK dementia spending

The spiralling cost of caring for dementia patients is to be the subject of a major inquiry by MPs and peers.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia will look at how funds could be spent more effectively.

Dementia patient Dom Pancucci and Andrew Ketteringham from the Alzheimer's Society told the BBC that money-saving programmes could still improve care.

Dementia care in the UK is currently estimated to cost £20bn a year, and is likely to rise to around £27bn by 2018.

  • 31 Dec 2010
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