Category Archives: Community Care

Formerly PCT (Primary Care)

Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: Wiggle Room Re-Discovered to Avoid Toxic Dementia Tax (BBC News)

Summary Call it a re-balancing of emphasis, or call it a U-turn, there has been a welcome decision to consider setting an absolute maximum limit on the amount that individuals may have to contribute to their social care needs. The … Continue reading

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Perhaps No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity? (BBC News / NHS Choices / EurekAlert!)

Summary Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared … Continue reading

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Conservative Manifesto on Social Care: No Solution to Dementia Tax? (BBC News)

Summary The Dilnot Commission’s recommendation, for a “cap” on each individual’s total care cost liabilities, appears to have been thwarted again. The looming probability of “catastrophic” care costs seems set to remain for persons with various long-term neurodegenerative diseases, as … Continue reading

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King’s Fund Videos Explaining How Social Care Works and is Funded (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund has produced three videos to raise awareness of how social care operates in England. The topics covered include: What is social care? Who provides social care? How is social care paid for? Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Challenges Faced by People Living With Dementia in the UK (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The following report covers results from the latest Alzheimer’s Society’s survey of the views and experiences of 966 people with dementia, 500 unpaid carers and 2,356 adults aged 16-75 in the United Kingdom. The stark costs of the “dementia tax” are exposed. … Continue reading

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Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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