The 'dementia tax' is a bit of a laugh, innit?
All those council houses people bought (under Thatcher), now worth over £100,000 that they're taking the money back from.
What happens if both partners need care?
Does the one who needs it most first, win?
..what happens to the poor bastard who dies last? Do they get a lesser standard of care because their partner used up the equity on the house before they went mental themselves?
In either case, the Westminster Exchequer will always
own the value of the property beyond £100,000, won't they?