The Subjective Impact of Cognitive Impairment Upon People with Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Disease)

Summary

Qualitative research which explores the subjective impact of cognitive impairment on people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers / families.

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Lawson, RA. Collerton, D. [and] Taylor, JP. [et al] (2018). Coping with cognitive impairment in people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers: a qualitative study. Parkinson’s Disease. April 8th 2018; 2018: 1362053.

Earlier related research:

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Yarnall, AJ. Breen, DP. [and] Duncan, GW. [et al]; ICICLE-PD Study Group (2018). , Characterizing mild cognitive impairment in incident Parkinson disease: the ICICLE-PD study. Neurology. January 28th 2014; 82(4): 308-16.

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Carers Action Plan 2018 to 2020 (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary

The Department of Health and Social Care’s action plan for carers outlines plans to support carers in England, over the next 2 years. It expands on the National Carers Strategy. It sets out 64 actions across five priority topics.

  • Chapter 1: Services and systems that work for carers.
  • Chapter 2: Employment and financial wellbeing.
  • Chapter 3: Supporting young carers.
  • Chapter 4: Recognising and supporting carers in the wider community and society.
  • Chapter 5: Building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers.

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Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: supporting carers today. London: Department of Health and Social Care, June 2018.

Difficulties of Recently Bereaved Carers

Concerning the common plight of recently bereaved carers:

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Labhart, J. (2018). Who cares for the carer when they’re bereaved? Birmingham: BBC Birmingham and Black Country News / BBC Health News, June 11th 2018.

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Following a Diagnosis of Dementia: Information for Patients / Families and Friends Who are Carers (DHSC / SCIE)

Summary

Patient information is available, from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), for persons diagnosed with dementia and those who care for them. Guidance on the support which can be expected covers:

  • The care plan.
  • The health care and social care services which might help.
  • The support available for family and friends who are carers.
  • Information about options to take part in research.

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After diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services. London: Department of Health and Social Care, May 17th 2018.

Information For Commissioners of Dementia Services

Commissioners of health and social care services involved in developing appropriate support arrangements locally may follow guidance available from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) website.

The Full SCIE Dementia Resources Collection

The collection of Dementia-related resources at SCIE continues to evolve; top-level section headings of relevance here comprise:

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Dementia-Friendly Hospital Design (Gerontologist)

Summary

A more recent review of remaining uncertainties in dementia-friendly hospital design principles.

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Reference

Parke, B. Boltz, M. [and] Hunter, KF. [et al] (2017). A scoping literature review of dementia-friendly hospital design. Gerontologist. August 1st 2017; 57(4): e62-e74.

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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.

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Department of Health and Social Care: Big Picture Objectives (DHSC)

Summary

This year the Department of Health was re-titled as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), with a view to better integration. A single integrated plan clarifies the DHSC’s objectives for health and social care, and explains how these might be achieved. Brief details on finances and key personnel are included. The main sections are:

Objectives an outline summary.

    1. Keeping people healthy and supporting economic productivity and sustainable public services.
    2. Transforming primary, community and social care to keep people living more independent, healthier lives for longer in their community.
    3. Supporting the NHS to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable hospital care and secure the right workforce.
    4. Supporting research and innovation to maximise health and economic productivity.
    5. Ensuring accountability of the health and care system to Parliament and the taxpayer; and creating an efficient and effective Department of Health and Social Care.
    6. Creating value (reduced costs and growing income) by promoting better awareness and adoption of good commercial practice across the Department and its arm’s length bodies.

Equality objectives.

Finances.

People / Workforce.

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Department of Health and Social Care single departmental plan. [Online]: Department of Health and Social Care, May 23rd 2018.

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