Well, there’s one thing we got right then

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?

6 thoughts on “Well, there’s one thing we got right then”

  1. Would someone with, say a Nigerian heritage, suffering from dementia need treating any differently to anyone else? If not then what is the problem? In fact you could probably say these people are racist in the extreme. Also they need to stop basing their judgement of the racial make-up of this country on the TV adverts for just about everything.

  2. I would have thought that the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) would pick up more recent immigrants than indigenous whites.

    “So, your father thinks the Prime Minister is called Shehbaz Sharif, and that the age of consent is nine. I’ll ring the dementia unit, while you go home and pick up his toothbrush…”

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