Dementia care reform needed, says Rosie Boycott
Journalist Rosie Boycott called for a reform of social care for older adults as she explained what happened when her father developed dementia and ended up going into a home.
She now campaigns for the Alzheimer's Society, and said older people did not get the care they needed, and it was a false economy to cut the care budget.
Cross-party talks started this week to find a settlement for funding social care in England, as older people with savings are expected to pay towards their care costs, and some might have to sell their homes.
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- 18 January 2012
- BBC News