Monthly Archives: November 2011

Close to Home, Inquiry into Home Care for Older People (Equality and Human Rights Commission)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary Care for as many as one-quarter of a million elderly people in their own homes in England is so bad that it … Continue reading

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Making Personal Budgets Work for People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary This report recommends that the personal budget system be adapted to meet the needs of people with dementia. Currently more … Continue reading

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Scheme to Support Healthcare Assistants Announced (Department of Health)

Summary A scheme to support the training standards of healthcare assistants was unveiled by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on November 15th 2011. Speaking at the NHS Employers conference in Liverpool, Andrew Lansley described plans to develop a code of conduct and minimum training … Continue reading

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A Fair Deal: Local Authority Fees for Care of Vulnerable Older People (Bupa)

Summary This report shows how care home fees paid by councils have fallen by 3.9% (in real terms) over the past two years, whilst care homes have been exposed to disproportionate increases in their main costs. It provides reasoned evidence to … Continue reading

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Economic Evaluation of a Liaison Psychiatry Service

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary This report offers an independent economic evaluation of the Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge (RAID) psychiatric liaison service operating at … Continue reading

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Integrated Care (NHS Future Forum Phase Two): RCP and RCN Responses

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have issued submissions on the subject of integrated care. Both the RCP and RCN’s reflect on the importance of integrated care in the second phase of an … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Levels and Use of Statins: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary A two-part systematic review looks into the evidence for high cholesterol levels having an influence on the development of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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