Britain’s dementia shame: 50,000 forced into care homes

Getting old is a thing most people dread. As we get old people develop different forms of illnesses. ‘Pill popping’ becomes the norm. Young people take little notice of the old, preferring to enjoy life. Yet one day they too will become old.

One particular illness older people suffer from is dementia. The most common is either Alzheimer’s disease, in which brain cells deteriorate or vascular dementia that is caused by the supply of blood to the brain. About 75% of people diagnosed with dementia will have either one or the other or a combination of both.

Category: England / Healthcare / Dementia