Tag Archives: Age-Friendly Communities

Suppose I Lose It: An Update by Joan Bakewell (BBC Radio 4)

Summary Joan Bakewell, today on BBC Radio 4, explored the subject of dementia, how dementia affects people and their families, the importance of early diagnosis, various aspects of person-centered care, the services available post-diagnosis, and the importance of dementia-friendly communities. … Continue reading

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Funding the Shared Lives Model of Support For Living Independently At Home (NHS England / Shared Lives Plus)

Summary NHS England is to invest £1.75 million in the Shared Lives Plus scheme which aims to help people be cared for at home, rather than in hospitals. “The Shared Lives model will support people who have needs which make … Continue reading

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Practical Guide to Dementia-Friendly Environments: the Access Audit (Innovations in Dementia)

Summary Innovations in Dementia (ID) have produced a quick checklist on how to perform an audit with the aim of making buildings more suitable for people with dementia. The “access audit” includes an assessment of how persons with dementia typically … Continue reading

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The Debenham Project: Community-Based Support for People With Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns (NHS England’s National Director for Dementia) and Professor John Young (NHS England’s National Director for the Frail Elderly) discuss the Debenham Project. This project is extolled as an example of a collaborative social movement, which relies … Continue reading

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Societal Adjustment to Increasing Dementia Prevalence (JRF)

Summary The “How can and should the UK adjust to dementia?” report, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), explores the adaptations and adjustments made at various levels to the growing demands of an ageing population with a higher prevalence of … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2015 (Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 will be April 20th – 26th 2015. This year’s campaign encourages people, everywhere, to be more friendly, patient and forgiving. See the Parkinson’s UK website, at Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015, to learn more about this … Continue reading

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Dementia Friends: Supporting People With Dementia at Christmas (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / PHE / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and Alzheimer’s Society have released an impressive professional quality “With a little help from my friends” musical video, to raise dementia awareness during the festive season. The aim of this captivating pop video is to … Continue reading

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