Hip fractures and dementia

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In this blog Alistair talks about fragility fractures and the association with dementia. Key points  40-50% people with hip fractures have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment Rehabilitation is more of a challenge to people with dementia As part … Read more → – Hip fractures and dementia

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Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011

The Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 reveals that hospital staff do not feel they have enough training to care for people with dementia. Read more → – Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011

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Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society and MHP Health Mandate articulates the views from a recent workshop on the commissioning of effective dementia services in the new world. It puts forward recommendations to Government, the NHS and interested groups about how such services can be improved. Read more → – Common and complex: commissioning effective dementia services in the new world

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Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

The Alzheimer’s Society report ‘Short changed: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse’ highlights that an alarming number of people have been subject to financial abuse and calls for people with dementia to be better protected. Read more → – Shortchanged: Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

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Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

This research set out to investigate what happens when older people are given the opportunity to shape service commissioning and delivery. The study also raises wider questions about the impact of their involvement, particularly whether it can change the nature of local power relations in the long term. Read more → – Involving older people in service commissioning: more power to their elbow?

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TripAdvisor-style ratings to be introduced for care homes

The Government plans to allow people to comment on and rate care home services in the style of consumer websites such as TripAdvisor and Which. Read more → – TripAdvisor-style ratings to be introduced for care homes

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GP practice data available to patients and professionals

The Department of Health has worked with primary care organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners to bring together clinical service and outcome data on each GP practice in England. Read more → – GP practice data available to patients and professionals

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Whole System Demonstrator programme headline findings

The initial findings from the largest randomised control trial of telehealth and telecare in the world show that, if delivered properly, telehealth can substantially reduce mortality, reduce the need for admissions to hospital, lower the number of bed days spent in hospital and reduce the time spent in A&E. Read more → – Whole System Demonstrator programme headline findings

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Living well with dementia: a Design Council challenge

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In this video blog Alistair talks about the joint project between the Department of Health and the Design Council to develop new design-led ideas for products and services that make life simpler and more enjoyable for those with dementia, and for … Read more → – Living well with dementia: a Design Council challenge

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Dementia awareness campaign

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In this video Alistair talks about how the dementia awareness campaign is highlighting the importance of an early diagnosis. In the video Alistair mentions: Only 40% of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis early diagnosis is key to treating … Read more → – Dementia awareness campaign

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