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Dementia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 63: tabled on 15 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that an estimated 60 per cent of recipients of homecare and 70 per cent of care home residents live with dementia; acknowledges that dementia is a condition caused by diseases of the brain with complex support needs that should be met by the NHS, like any other health condition; recognises that the typical cost of dementia care of £100,000 can be financially devastating for individuals and families; welcomes the Alzheimer’s Society’s proposal for a Dementia Fund as a financial injection into the social care system in the short-to-medium term, allowing for greater provision of safe and quality care for people with dementia, longer visits for people with dementia and savings to the NHS; believes that this could be financed through unallocated funding for community and preventative support in the NHS Long Term Plan; and urges the Government to include a Dementia Fund in the forthcoming Budget to break the deadlock on reforming the social care system and end the unfairness facing people with dementia, as well as supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Delivering the Dementia Moonshot report recommendations to find cures and treatments for all forms of dementia.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.