Shaping Policy on the Dementia Care Crisis: Alzheimer’s Society Report in Advance of Government’s Green Paper (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary

A report on inadequacies in the care system regarding dementia patients. The number of potentially unnecessary hospital admissions among dementia patients has risen by 73% across 65 hospital trusts, from 31,000 in 2012 to around 55,000 in 2017. Some of this apparent increase may be attributable to better recording over that period, it is acknowledged.

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Triggle, N. (2018). Dementia patients ‘abandoned’ by system. London: BBC Health News, May 17th 2018.

This relates to:

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Hutchings, R. Carter, D. [and] Bennett, K. (2018). Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis. London: Alzheimer’s Society, May 2018.

Dementia Action Plan for Wales

Possibly of comparative interest, regarding the Welsh policy context:

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Dementia Action Plan for Wales: 2018-2022. Wales: Welsh Government, 2018.

Possibly also of interest, concerning Northern Ireland:

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Kelly, D. [and] Kennedy, J. (2018). Power to people: proposals to reboot adult care and support in N.I.. Northern Ireland: Department of Health Northern Ireland: Expert Advisory Panel on Adult Care and Support, 2018.

Informed speculation from BBC News on how things may develop:

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Pym, H. (2019). Social care ‘national scandal and disgrace’. London: BBC Health News, March 4th 2019.

Daily Mail’s End the Dementia Care Cost Betrayal Campaign (July 2019)

The Daily Mail launched a highly successful End the Dementia Care Cost Betrayal campaign.

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Dementia care needs fixing – and you can help. [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, July 2019.

New Dementia Ambassadors Join Campaign

Dame Barbara Windsor, and her husband Scott Mitchell, have been appointed as Alzheimer’s Society Ambassadors:

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Alzheimer’s Society appoints Dame Barbara Windsor and husband Scott Mitchell Ambassadors. [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, August 6th 2019.

Further news coverage:

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Dame Barbara Windsor urges Johnson to ‘sort out’ dementia care. London: BBC Health News, August 6th 2019.

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