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The growing crisis in dementia care

Gina Dutton, Head of the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, talks about the impact of dementia and caring for people with dementia on women.

There is no doubt that there is growing urgency to address the impact of dementia: the media regularly report on the increasing number of people facing it. This year in the UK alone there are 850,000 people with dementia but the problem is growing worldwide.

This urgency has reached the radar of the G7 nations and in March this year the World Health Organisation held its first Ministerial Conference to look at the issue. However, most countries are a long way from really addressing the growing impact of dementia and in particular the impact on women.

Read more on the Fawcett Society website.