'Mediocre care' for dementia

A new report by the Alzheimer's Society has found that 80% of people living in care homes have either dementia or severe memory problems, and that less than half of them enjoy a good quality of life.

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Less than half dementia sufferers have a good quality of life

Fewer than half of the people suffering from dementia, who currently live in care homes, enjoy a good quality of life, a charity has warned.

The report from the Alzheimer's Society also found that record numbers of people in care homes have the condition.

Record numbers of people in care homes have dementia Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It said 80 per cent of people in residential care homes have either memory loss or dementia.

Previous estimates put the number of people with the condition at just over 60 per cent.

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