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  • CharlesCharles Posts: 19,130

    Charles said:

    Charles said:

    HYUFD said:

    dixiedean said:

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    Social Care needs to be funded somehow, if it is not to be funded by the individual, which seems to be politically impossible.

    It simply adds to the already gross intergenerational unfairness to pay for social care & dementia care by taxes on the working young and middle-aged.

    The fairest solution is that the elderly pay the tax to fund social care, and particularly the elderly with property wealth.

    And so we are back with Labour's Death Tax, the LibDem's Mansion Tax and the Tory Dementia Tax -- all of which basically taxed housing wealth of the elderly and all of which proved to be electoral poison.

    My guess is that the can will continue to be kicked down the road. Ultimately, too many people want to inherit a house rather than see it swallowed up to pay for free social care for all.
    But they lose the house now apart from £23,000 if they contract dementia but not cancer. That is not something that can be kicked down the road and if anyone can find an acceptable solution they will reap big rewards.

    I believe Hunt thinks he can and that is why he refused to go and insisted Social care was added to Health. He was very assured at the dispatch box today
    They only lose the house if they need residential care, not personal care at home
    The problem with dementia is that it not only ends up needing very specialist care but also can be needed for many years. When my sister needed a nursing home for her cancer I saw many that had dementia patients and indeed some that had only dementia patients and it is a very challenging environment for everyone including the nurses and relatives
    Within 10 years we will have vaccines for Alzheimer’s (possibly much sooner). The vast majority of people under 50 have nothing to worry about
    I heard that 10 years ago...
    No, you would have heard “a cure for Alzheimer’s”. Very different.

    The science we have today is incredible - the breakthrough in immunology is massive
    I was kinda of joking. But that genuinely interesting. Not my area of expertise, but I thought the causes for Alzheimers was still not really understood, so how can one immunize against?
    It’s a combination of amyloid beta and tau protein forming tangles in the brain

    Biogen has a Mab against amyloid beta. Not ideal - but works to clear tangles in the pre tau phase.

    the next gen products prime the immune system to prevent the amyloid beta cascade in the first place
  • FrancisUrquhartFrancisUrquhart Posts: 27,365
    Charles said:



    It’s a combination of amyloid beta and tau protein forming tangles in the brain

    Biogen has a Mab against amyloid beta. Not ideal - but works to clear tangles in the pre tau phase.

    the next gen products prime the immune system to prevent the amyloid beta cascade in the first place

    Thanks.

    New Thread BTW.
  • CarlottaVanceCarlottaVance Posts: 27,651
    A slightly longer reply than that given in Arkell vs Presdram - though the sentiment is identical:

    https://www.scribd.com/document/368696619/Letter-to-C-Harder-001
  • Dura_AceDura_Ace Posts: 1,408
    edited January 11




    Also, the salaries are quite good, even for a private. £14,931 whilst on training, and £18,488 once fully qualified.

    It's not that good when you consider the hours and demands of the lifestyle. It's not like getting paid 18k to process purchase orders in a 9-5. Having said that, joining for the money or because you can't do anything else is never going to be sufficient motivation to get you through the challenges. Those that do join for those reasons, if they make it past selection, never last.


    Officer salaries seem about right to me. But a Major seems a tad underpaid at £50k.

    The problem with paying OF-3s more is that there is a lot of them. It tends to a be rank most halfway competent officers will reach at around the age 38 departure point. Above OF-3 the herd thins considerably. The government could save money and improve the leadership in forces by a US style "Up or Out" system. They pay lip service to it with "Manning Control" but that's more focused on disposing of the terminally brainfucked non-commissioned without the expense of a medical discharge.

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