Listen to this. Wes Streeting is about as much the origins of the Labour Party as Cyril Smith and Jimmy Savile were reputable child carers. The man is tanking decency and is a fully fledged Tory masquerading as a member of the Opposition.

Quite frankly any party that goes in to an election with him in it deserves to be trounced.

Also, as others have rightly pointed out, you are the Shadow Secretary for Health. Belittling the very real battle many face with dementia, by ridiculing a man whose shoes you aren’t fit to shine, demeans the experiences of affected people up and down the country. Resign; now.

Remember when he wrote for The Sun?

Facts about dementia

  • Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion
  • Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality
  • There is currently no cure for dementia, but a range of support is available for people with dementia and their carers
  • Dementia knows no social, economic, or ethnic boundaries
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular diseasedementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia

Global economic cost of dementia

If ‘dementia’ was a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy

  • US$1.3 TrillionWorldwide cost of dementia
  • 14th Largest economy if dementia was a country

Figures

  • There are currently estimated to be over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to 139 million by 2050, with the greatest increases in low and middle income countries
  • Already 60% of people with dementia live in low and middle income countries, but by 2050 this will rise to 71%
  • A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every 3 seconds
  • Up to three quarters of those with dementia worldwide have not received a diagnosis
  • Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia.
  • Almost 62% of healthcare practitioners worldwide incorrectly think that dementia is part of normal ageing
  • 35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member
  • Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role.

More info and support:

Dementia facts & figures
Frequently asked questions around dementia
Dementia statistics
Types of dementia
Risk factors and risk reduction
Symptoms of dementia
Living with dementia
Caring for someone with dementia
Clinical trials
Find local support

Don’t let others ruin your existence. Get rid of them from your lives.

Penny Lane

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