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Dementia care 'is not working'


The Alzheimer's Society has launched a new report criticising care for dementia sufferers in hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Counting the Cost - Caring for People with Dementia on Hospital Wards suggests that patients are leaving hospital far worse off than when they went in. The cost of ineffective hospital care for people with dementia is estimated to be at least £80m a year.

Neil Hunt, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society and Care Services Minister Phil Hope, discuss whether dementia patients are being cared for properly.

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