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Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Hundreds of thousands of people are still being forced to pay a ‘dementia tax’

Alzheimer’s Society has launched a campaign to ‘Cure the Care System’ urging the government to transform the social care system for thousands of families living with the effects of dementia

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Unpaid carers ‘exhausted’ and unable to take breaks during the pandemic

Many unpaid carers are at risk of burnout this winter. Eight out of ten people who care for a loved one told Carers UK they had been doing more with fewer breaks since the pandemic began.

What are the alternatives to a care home?

What are the alternatives to a care home?

Care homes have been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis. Other forms of care may carry less risk of infection, but they all have pros and cons. We take a look at the options.

What financial help is available for carers during coronavirus lockdown?

What financial help is available for carers during coronavirus lockdown?

Many carers are having to put in extra hours of unpaid support while spending more on food and household bills during the pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown: how do the new measures affect carers?

Coronavirus lockdown: how do the new measures affect carers?

Everyone in the UK must stay at home to help fight the coronavirus spread. But what do these emergency measures mean for family carers?

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to feel lonely

Unpaid carers are seven times more likely to feel lonely

Research reveals that unpaid carers are seven times more likely to experience loneliness. We explore the reasons for this trend and explain how to get support.

Why is it so hard to talk about care?

Why is it so hard to talk about care?

Many people find it difficult to talk to loved ones about care needs. Discover our guidance on navigating these tricky conversations.

Are older people receiving the care they need at home?

Are older people receiving the care they need at home?

We explore how to access home care services and how to deal with medical emergencies, in light of Age UK's new report.

The government pledges to tackle unfair care home practices

The government pledges to tackle unfair care home practices

The government has finally responded to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) care home market study, accepting that consumers needed better protection from ‘unfair practices’ by care homes. It has promised...

‘Sandwich generation’ more worried about elderly care than childcare

‘Sandwich generation’ more worried about elderly care than childcare

You might assume that childcare would be the main issue keeping parents awake and anxious at night, but a Which? survey has revealed that 40-60 year olds worry more about...

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