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Care facilities in each parish

April 4, 2023

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Kirk Humphrey says the Government is looking at the possibility of setting up mini-elderly care facilities in every parish, as officials try to tackle the reality that the elderly population in Barbados is steadily starting to outnumber those of working age.

He made the comment during an event at the National Botanical Gardens, to officially launch a memorial space for the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association.

At the same time, we are hearing from the Association that younger people are now suffering from dementia, dispelling the belief that dementia is only an elderly disease.

Ryan Broome has more.

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