December 23, 2013 by waitingintheglow
Earlier this month the G8 summit focused on the growing epidemic that is dementia. There are currently 800,000 people in the UK living with this condition and with the aging population it is estimated that it will affect 1 in 3 of us in the future. Yet there is little money being invested in cures and a strong stigma is still attached to the condition.
The summit promised to find a cure by 2025. This sounds impressive but the lack of any effective treatment on the market at the moment makes this little more than a dream. The drastic cuts to the NHS have hit the elderly the worst and the already little services for those living with dementia have dwindled.
Those living with dementia, in any of it’s over 100 varying forms, is not just difficult for the person coping but is also difficult for their families. Husbands, wives…
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