Fixing Dementia Care with Alzheimer’s Society

Posted by Cheryl Billingham in Opinion, 25th November 2016

We’re taking action to fix a broken homecare system. Will you?

This week we were disheartened to hear that a highly anticipated new Alzheimer’s drug trial had failed.

With few existing medical treatments for dementia, high quality care for patients is all the more important. It’s quite shocking that the Alzheimer’s Society has found 1 in 3 homecare workers have no dementia training.

It’s just not good enough.

This month we’ve been working with the Alzheimer’s Society to design and build a campaign site which aims to educate the public on our broken homecare system, urging the public to sign a petition to the government.

We are calling on the Chancellor to give £25million to fund dementia training for all homecare workers. This will have a direct impact on the quality of life of those living with dementia.

In the first week of the campaign, 70% of all site visitors signed the petition. This resulted in 18,000 names on the petition and numbers are increasing daily.

Help us fix dementia care and sign the petition today.

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