Posts Tagged ‘Dementia’

Rising admissions to A&E for people with dementia due to ‘threadbare’ social care system

Tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to A&E because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and...

Under-funded social care sees 1400 people with dementia stranded in hospital at Xmas

A lack of available care homes and home care due to under-funding will see at least 1,400 people with dementia spending Christmas Day in hospital, despite ...

Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade

The number of people aged over 65 years needing care could reach 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales, according to a study. This represents an incr...

Dementia and stroke research underfunded in UK

The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still way too low when...

55 quid bung for dementia diagnosis is ludicrous

Just when you think that nothing that this excuse for a government can do could possibly shock you, along comes the 55 quid bung for diagnosing dementia. T...

Withdraw ‘cash for diagnoses’ dementia scheme

Leading doctors and health campaigners are urging the government to withdraw its Dementia Identification Scheme, whereby English GPs are to be paid £55 ...

GPs to be paid £55 for each dementia diagnosis

Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia, NHS bosses say. NHS England said the aim of the six-month £...

Experiencing the dementia challenge first hand

On Wednesday I spent the day with the Norwich Social Care and Learning Disabilities team based at County Hall. The LD team are a great advert for integrat...

Elderly medicine: how can people with dementia achieve real choice?

Jayne Chidgey-Clark, director of training and development, National Council for Palliative Care speaks at www.healthpluscare.co.uk conference on how people...

Second dementia audit findings: identify delirium

It is good to see that some progress has been made in improving hospital based dementia care since the last audit. It is vital that all older people admitt...

Second National Audit of Dementa: key findings

The first National Audit of Dementia, in 2010/11, concluded that hospitals needed to design and implement an integrated approach to the care of people with...