Tag Archives: Home Carers

Nutrition and Dementia Research Review (ADI)

Summary This Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report examines the evidence for appropriate nutrition being able to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This document reviews the potential impact of dietary factors throughout life in increasing or … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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Government Launches Care Comparison Website (Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Information is available to help people search, choose, compare and comment on residential care homes and home care services. This free service is available via NHS Choices. The intention is to make it possible for citizens to arrive at … Continue reading

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Unqualified Care Home Staff: Facts and Figures (BBC News)

Summary Over 200 care home providers in England have been using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC‘s Inside Out programme has revealed. The BBC also found that dozens of convicted criminals have been working unsupervised as carers in people’s homes. These … Continue reading

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Royal British Legion Admiral Nursing Service (Guest Post: Lucy Chamberlain)

Summary The following information has been supplied to promote local awareness of the Admiral Nursing Service. Ben Upton, the local lead nurse, and Lucy Chamberlain can be contacted at: Admiral Nurse Service The Royal British Legion 4th Floor Metropolitan House … Continue reading

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Pharmacist-Based Donepezil Outpatient Consultation Service (Patient Preference and Adherence)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Donepezil delays the progression of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), but the efficacy of pharmacotherapy … Continue reading

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