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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Mar 25, 2016

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the latest research in the world of long-term care and dementia.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

Latest long term care & dementia research

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a few subjects related to long-term care.

This is a specialist advice area for Martin and it is becoming increasingly important with our ageing population.

As a result of our longer lives, more of us are likely to need long-term care in later life.

Martin talks about three reports in this episode of the podcast, starting with Situation Critical, with was recently debated at The Astellas Innovation Debate.

This challenges current perceptions of long-term care support from government in later life, with two-thirds of those surveyed expecting to receive free, high quality social care from the goverment.

Martin move on to discuss a blog by Dr Sabine Best, Head of Research at Marie Curie.

This examines new research which found people with advanced dementia in care homes across the UK don’t always receive the care they need at the end of their life.

He finishes by looking at a report by Natural England published earlier this month, Is it nice outside? Consulting people living with dementia and their carers about engaging with the natural environment.

Interaction with the natural environment is an important aspect of quality of life for people living with dementia.


Personal finance news update

-Leaving the European Union could cost Britain £100bn and 950,000 jobs.

-The average asking price for a property coming onto the UK market has reached six record highs in the past year.

-Price inflation has remained static in February at 0.3%.

-The manufacturing sector is still in recession, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

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Martin and Informed Choice

Martin Bamford is a Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. As Managing Director of Informed Choice, the award-winning firm of Chartered Financial Planners in Surrey, he is responsible for nearly £200m of client assets.

Martin is the author of several bestselling personal finance books and produced his first feature-length documentary in 2014, about the post-war Baby Boomer generation in retirement.

“Bamford excels at making even the dullest topics interesting” – Pensions Management

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