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£50m dementia care pledge

The Health Secretary will outline details on his pledge to invest £50 million to help hospitals and care homes create more dementia-friendly environments. It comes as the Alzheimer's Society warns that sufferers should plan end-of-life care.

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Number of dementia sufferers to double by 2050

There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and 670,000 family and friends acting as primary carers, according to the latest estimates from the Alzheimer's Society.

The number of sufferers is estimated to rise to a million by 2021, and 1.7 million by 2051.

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