Tag Archives: Dementia

“Time spent frail in old age doubles”


  A Newcastle University study, suggests that elderly people are getting frail for longer as they reach the final years of their life. According to the Seed project men spent 2.4 years on average needing regular care and women three … Continue reading

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Planning for a noble and quick death?


  The FT has been doing some research about what motivates people to swap a pension for drawdown. The sample may not have been big but they’re drawing a strange conclusion. The superiority of the death benefits within drawdown are … Continue reading

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“A dementia tax- by any other name”- guest blog from Alex Adamou


Thanks to Alexander for this excellent blog and for Con Keating for sending it to me. After watching an unusually shallow discussion of the so-called “dementia tax” on This Week last night, I want to give my take on it. … Continue reading

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Mrs May – where’s your sense of humour?


The most telling criticism of the U-turn over the dementia tax is that the Prime Minister has been robotic. She was robotic in Wales  squawking “nothing has changed” like a Dalek and she was robotic with Andrew Neil. It is not … Continue reading

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“Look after yourselves” – tough plans for the ageing-affluent.


    Ditching Dilnot’s cap Ditching Andrew Dilnot’s proposed cap on the amount we pay for our long-term later life care is the biggest attack on wealth I can remember. Protecting personal assets at £100,000 is scant comfort when the … Continue reading

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With dementia in mind.


Why don’t we design financial services for the elderly with dementia in mind? The needs and capabilities of those in their eighties and nineties can be quite different from those in their sixties and seventies. We would not treat a twenty … Continue reading

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Do you have to be demented to buy an annuity?


This tweet is not the first time I’ve heard this argument Interesting question about pension freedoms and dementia at #micuk – do annuities offer better protection to sufferers? @rosaltmann — Nick Britton (@NickBritton_) May 13, 2015 I heard it several … Continue reading

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Lear- third age monarch- fourth age fool?


That Debora Price talk really got to me. Gone my cosy vision of a comfy third age, supplanted by nightmare dotage and dementia. The last time I really confronted the issue of growing really old was when I was involved in … Continue reading

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