Category Archives: Age Concern (England)

Age Concern (England)

Loneliness in Old Age: Male Perspectives (BBC News / ILC-UK / Independent Age)

Summary Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age. While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also … Continue reading

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Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services (Dementia Advocacy Network)

Summary This report, from the Dementia Advocacy Network (DAN), presents findings from DAN’s mapping project of dementia advocacy services across 33 London boroughs. Of the 142 organisations contacted, 26 were identified as providing a level of advocacy for people with … Continue reading

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Commissioning Effective Dementia Services in the New World (Alzheimer’s Society and MHP Health Mandate)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This report looks at the impact of current policy on the commissioning of effective dementia services. It offers 20 recommendations … Continue reading

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Who cares? Information and Support for the Carers of People with Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary This booklet for carers provides information about dementia, caring for someone with dementia and the help available to carers. This booklet was originally researched and written by Maggie Jee and Liz Reason. This edition has been developed subsequently with contributions … Continue reading

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