NHS dementia care ‘was set up for white British people’
It uses a ‘totally inadequate’ system designed decades ago for a mostly white British population, an Alzheimer’s Society review says
Back at the 2011 census the British population over 80 years old was some 96% white.
There are two effects here. Mass immigration is a new thing. Plus, the immigrant – and therefore BAME – population trends younger than the white.
So, we had a dementia care system set up for the population we actually had with dementia. First time the British state has managed such a thing of course but we should celebrate where we can, no?