Ageing well

All the news and publications from the Department relating to people aged 45 or older.

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Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online

The Department of Health is seeking your views on the draft Care and Support Bill. You can explore the Bill and comment online using the new draft Care and Support … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill now open for comment online

Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

The health and care champion group and the dementia friendly communities champion group, which are working as part of the PM’s Dementia Challenge, would like to hear your views. You … Read more → – Last chance to feed comments into Dementia Challenge champion groups

Draft Care and Support Bill published

The draft Care and Support Bill has been published. It creates a single law for adult care and support, replacing more than a dozen different pieces of legislation. It provides … Read more → – Draft Care and Support Bill published

Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia

Update 4 July 2012: An audio clip of Paul Burstow talking about the importance of early diagnosis of dementia is now available at the end of this post. Care Services … Read more → – Paul Burstow calls for improvement in the early diagnosis rates of dementia

Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

An Alzheimer’s Society training programme, supported by funding from the Department of Health and the HC-One care home group, is being rolled out to 150 care homes across the UK. … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society training programme in care homes aims to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions

Importance of sport and exercise medicine outlined in new guide

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A new guide on sport and exercise medicine (SEM) outlines how it delivers improved quality of care and productivity. SEM is the first new medical specialty for more than 25 … Read more → – Importance of sport and exercise medicine outlined in new guide

PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group

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Prime Minister David Cameron has met with the dementia friendly communities champion group in London. The group is one of three champion groups set up as part of the dementia … Read more → – PM meets with dementia friendly communities champion group