Scandal of dementia care in UK: Tens of thousands being robbed of dignity and self-esteem

It says: “The NHS is treating many of the 280,000 people with dementia who live in care homes like second-class citizens. People are receiving a second-rate service.” 

Martin Green, of Care England, said: “Our research identifies that many people living with dementia in care homes, and the care staff who are responsible for their care, are being all but abandoned.” 

Hilda Hayo, of Dementia UK, said: “This report highlights the urgent need for more joined up health and social care, where primary and secondary care service providers work together.” 

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