The Alzheimer's Society warned yesterday that less than half of dementia sufferers living in care homes enjoy a good quality.
The charity said that while excellent care exists, less than 50 per cent of the 322,000 sufferers in care homes across Britain have a good quality of life.
It warned that society has such low expectations of care homes that people are "settling for average."
The charity also found that 80 per cent of people in residential care homes have either dementia or severe memory problems, which is more than previous estimates of 62 per cent.
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