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Wide variation in hospital scores for “dementia friendliness”

Reporting in the Nursing Times, Jo Stephenson, reveals a worrying gap in levels of dementia-friendly provision between the best and worst rated hospitals in the country. Healthcare professionals’ own assessments of how dementia-friendly their settings are reveal “alarming” variations across England, experts say. The PLACE (Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment) scores focus on the(…)


“You live with dementia, you don’t suffer it” : Radio 4 – The Doctor’s Dementia

“The Doctor’s Dementia” was broadcast on Radio 4 this Wednesday and it made compelling listening. Don’t worry if you missed it, it’s still available on BBC iPlayer – click the link here for The Doctor’s Dementia and you’ll still be able to listen in full.Reviewing the show for The Guardian, Hannah Verdier explains why listening will(…)


Getting to grips with some legal questions…

A diagnosis of dementia inevitably raises questions about your future care needs, and how these can best be met. The legal systems that must be negotiated can feel like a real obstacle course, so the need for clear, straightforward information is obvious, yet not always easy to find.Having provided advice to many families trying to(…)


Investing in social care is the way to save the NHS, says Head of Policy at the Alzheimer’s Society

As the new government settles in, George McNamara, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer’s Society, laments the fact that in the run up to the election neither Labour nor Conservatives were prepared to make significant social care funding commitments. Yet with an estimated 850,000 people already living with dementia – and numbers expected to double(…)