Dementia sufferers are being let down by Britain's social care system, the health watchdog said today.
The Care Quality Commission found that those with dementia living in care homes are more likely to be admitted to hospital with avoidable conditions.
Hospital patients with dementia are more likely to stay longer, be readmitted or die there, according to the report based on 20,000 inspections in 2012.
Alzheimer's Society head Jeremy Hughes suggested care standards could be driven up by appointing a "dementia champion" on each ward.
He said better dementia training for staff could reduce the length of stays and save the NHS millions of pounds.
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