Tag Archives: Access to Respite Care and Breaks

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 … Continue reading

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Business Costs of Dementia (PHE / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Alzheimer’s Society have released a report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) which attempts to quantify the financial burden falling on the nation’s businesses from dementia. Employers are advised of … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis and Care in England: Learning from CCGs (NHS England and NHS Improving Quality)

Summary This report presents the findings from visits to Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs) led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. A national picture is emerging, concerning what is working well … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, NHS England, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia Friends Campaign Refreshed (BBC News / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Dementia Friends / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Alzheimer’s Society have launched a joint campaign to encourage people to become Dementia Friends. Employers are encouraged to make it easier for people with early dementia to remain in employment and to support … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Society, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Community Care, Department of Health, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Practical Advice, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting Carers of People with Dementia (Carers Trust)

Summary The “A road less rocky: supporting people with dementia” report, from the Carers Trust, found that only 51% of carers questioned had received an opportunity to talk about their needs and the level of care they were able to … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stress Reduction for Unpaid Family Carers via Adult Day Services (British Psychological Society / Penn State / Gerontologist)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) has recently drawn attention to research conducted at the Dept of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, and published in the Gerontologist, which demonstrates that adult day respite care services can reduce … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support for Commissioners of Dementia Care (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a guide to support commissioners, clinicians and managers in the commissioning of high-quality evidence-based care for people with dementia and their carers. The NICE support for commissioning dementia … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, End of Life Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NICE Guidelines, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study of Unpaid Carers’ Experiences of Short Breaks: a Scottish Social Services Perspective (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services: IRISS)

Summary This Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) research covers the findings of a Scottish study into unpaid carers’ experiences of short breaks from caring. It investigates the benefits of short breaks (provided by formal services and … Continue reading

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Family Carers in England to Have Legal Rights? (BBC News)

Summary There are plans to grant legal rights to carers in England following recommendations by the Law Commission. An estimated 1.25 million people spend 50 hours a week or more caring for family members who are ill and unable to cope … Continue reading

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