A charity alliance has expressed its concerns about the Government’s readiness to deal with the effects of an ageing population.

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Ready for Ageing Alliance’s concerns seem to be echoed by the population, after a survey revealed similar fears expressed by a large proportion of the 2,200 UK adults surveyed.

Three quarters of people said the Government was not ready for the impact of an ageing population, and 84 per cent felt more education was needed aimed at people planning for and paying for care.

George McNamara, head of policy and public affairs at Alzheimer’s Society said: “By failing to prepare for the effect of an ageing population, we could be preparing to fail. While the Government needs to plan for the impact of an ageing society, the public also needs to give more consideration to planning for their own old age.

“We ignore the challenge of an ageing population at our peril. By 2021, over one million people in the UK will be living with dementia. Read full article…

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