03 July 2018 – Express
A report has warned that Britain is heading towards a dementia crisis as millions of people who will be affected by the disease have done nothing to prepare for it. By 2025, over 13m people who are at risk of mental incapacity will be unprepared, with no legal or medical plans in place for their future care.
While three quarters of the population fear dementia or the loss of capacity to make decisions, 97% – 49m people – have not made relevant legal provision.
Now a coalition of seven prominent national charities, led by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and including the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and Dying Matters, have joined to alert people, using research from think tank, the Centre for Future Studies.