With politics utterly gridlocked, the most vulnerable people in society are floundering in a policy vacuum

It’s tempting to think that the sudden deterioration of my mother’s mental health could be linked to Brexit and our country’s collective nervous breakdown. I know it’s just a coincidence. But I believe that she and many others with Alzheimer’s disease are Brexit victims because the government’s focus on leaving the EU has created a policy vacuum that has cut adrift the most vulnerable people.

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I can’t fault the care and compassion shown by the staff at Mum’s home, nor by the social workers

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