With the number of people living with dementia estimated to hit one million by 2020, Age UK is warning of an urgent and growing need to support those who have been told they have the condition.
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Concerns are being raised by adult social care directors in England that they may not be able to meet the duties placed on them under the Care Act which comes into force next month.
The family of an 84-year-old great grandmother who has Alzheimer's claims to have secretly recorded footage of her being abused by care workers.
Thousands of allegations of abuse and neglect of elderly people were made in England last year, the BBC has learned.
More than a third of people aged 65 years and over (nearly 4 million)[i] believe Britain has become a worse place to live over the past 12 months, according to new research for Age UK
A care worker has admitted trying to murder three colleagues by adding bleach to drinks at a West Midlands care home.