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Social care cuts mean thousands with dementia taken to A&E, charity says

There has been a 27% increase over four years in avoidable illnesses and injuries caused by failures in care

Tens of thousands of people with dementia are taken to hospital each year for emergency admission because inadequate social care has left them unprotected from infections, falls and dehydration, an investigation has found.

There has been a 27% increase over a four-year period in avoidable illnesses and injuries caused by failures in care for those living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, which sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all NHS trusts.

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