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Sign our petition against the dementia tax

16 June, 2017

• THE so-called dementia tax may have shaped the general election campaign but it’s not a new issue.

For too long many of the 72,000 people living with dementia in London have been struggling to pay the catastrophic costs of their care.

That’s because, unlike other conditions, people with dementia don’t get free care on the NHS. This is wrong.

People with dementia shouldn’t be discriminated against because of their condition. Successive governments have swept the problem under the carpet and families have been paying the price.

We can’t let the new government dodge the problem any longer. The time to unite is now.

We need everyone to sign our petition today and demand that the new government finds a long-term solution to end the dementia tax once and for all. To sign visit: alzheimers.org.uk/fixdementiacare

TIM MCLACHLAN
Alzheimer’s Society
Greater London

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