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Record numbers of people with dementia in care homes

Eighty per cent of people living in care homes – more than ever thought before – have either dementia or severe memory problems according to a new Alzheimer’s Society report published on 26 February 2013. However, while excellent care exists, … Read more → – Record numbers of people with dementia in care homes

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Dementia Action Alliance: hospitals commit to improve dementia care

Fifty-five acute hospital trusts have signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance’s (DAA) latest call to action to improve care for people with dementia. Health Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, made the announcement at the Dementia Action Alliance Annual Event … Read more → – Dementia Action Alliance: hospitals commit to improve dementia care

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New resources to help care for people with dementia in hospital

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a film and guide to help nursing staff care for people with dementia in hospital. The new resources will support further implementation of the RCN’s five principles for improving the quality of care … Read more → – New resources to help care for people with dementia in hospital

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Double stigma around dementia and death leaving families in the dark

Many people with dementia are not dying in the place they want to, with their families unaware of their end of life wishes because of a double stigma around dementia and death. According to new research published by Alzheimer’s Society … Read more → – Double stigma around dementia and death leaving families in the dark

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Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

This month saw the publication of the first progress report for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.  The report, from the co-chairs of the three champion groups tasked with delivering the challenge, sets out the progress made in making communities … Read more → – Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

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