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How unpaid carers “pay” the costs of dementia

Comas-Herrera, Adelina ORCID: 0000-0002-9860-9062 (2014) How unpaid carers “pay” the costs of dementia. LSE Health and Social Care (12 Sep 2014). Website.

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Our recent “Dementia UK” 2014 report for the Alzheimer’s Society, in collaboration with King’s College London suggests that two-thirds of our estimated £26.3 billion cost of dementia in the UK is shouldered by carers and people with dementia. These results, which are also discussed in Martin Knapp’s recent blog post have been reported widely in the media as a “dementia tax”, and contrasted with the fact that most of the care needed by people diagnosed with conditions such as cancer is funded publicly through the NHS.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 12:38
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 23:20

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