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Government is warned that public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisisGovernment is warned that public are 'sleepwalking' into care crisis

As the Chancellor prepares to deliver Autumn Budget, research released by the Alzheimer's Society reveals the public is unaware of the costs of dementia, with many believing it is free on the NHS.

The charity is urging the Chancellor to ring-fence £2.5billion in the Autumn Budget for social care in order to plug the current funding gap. In the longer term, it is campaigning for the Government to create a joined-up system, including an NHS Dementia Fund to help cover care costs and end the inequity with other diseases.

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