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Care in the Community

Impossible cost: dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for

An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for.

Successive governments have placed funding of dementia care squarely on the shoulders of people affected, but today’s calculation reveals that even if people pre-emptively saved as they do for their pension, it would be impossible to prepare for. The charity warns the bill will topple ‘generation rent’, who have fewer assets than previous generations, and are at higher risk of developing dementia as people continue to live longer.

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