Tag Archives: Information for Carers

Post Diagnostic Support (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, has written about the importance of support for people after diagnosis. “The need to support people with dementia, their families and carers is the next step following a diagnosis”. Full … Continue reading

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Three Patient Information Leaflets from Parkinson’s UK (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Three further briefings, tailored specifically to the information needs of patients, families and carers, have been produced by the charity Parkinson’s UK. Mild Memory Problems This briefing offers insights into the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and offers practical … Continue reading

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Health Information About Dementia on Twitter (PloS One)

Summary This article explores how information about age-related diseases features on popular social media platforms; examining (i) who uses social media to share information about dementia, (ii) the sources of information about dementia used / promoted, and (iii) the dementia-related … Continue reading

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PayingForCare: National Not-for-Profit Information and Advice Service (www.payingforcare.org)

Summary PayingForCare is a national information and advice service helping older people (their families, friends and carers) to make informed choices when faced with having to pay the costs of care. This service is impartial, not-for-profit and free to use. … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, National, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commissioning for Carers: First Principles for Clinical Commissioning Groups (Carers Trust)

Summary This report aims to ensure support for carers receives a high priority from CCGs. Supporting carers’ wellbeing can minimise costs and reduce overall spending in the NHS. Supporting carers helps commissioners meet their other required outcomes. The main section … Continue reading

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Improvements to Carer Support from GPs (BBC News)

Summary Roughly seven million people in the UK provide unpaid care to relatives or friends who could not otherwise live independently. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) estimates that one in 20 patients registered with GP practices may be an unpaid carer. Given the known impact of … Continue reading

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Social Media, Mobile Applications and Internet-Based Approaches for Supporting Non-Professional Carers: Systematic Review (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

Summary This US systematic review investigates the potential of telehealth applications and tools to facilitate caregiving. Consumer health information technology (CHIT) interventions and applications are defined as electronic tools or technologies intended for use by consumers, by patients or family … Continue reading

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The State of Caring 2013 (Carers UK)

Summary This report presents the results of a survey of over 3,000 carers across the UK. Many carers struggle without advice or support, and find that caring affects their health, finances and careers adversely. Carers UK proposes five challenges to … Continue reading

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Dementia Challengers: Signposting Carers to Online Resources (www.dementiachallengers.com)

Summary The Dementia Challengers website (http://www.dementiachallengers.com/) is created and run by dementia carers for dementia carers. Due Credit This web-based resource was brought to our attention by kind permission of the Lewy Body Society’s Links to Further Help and Information … Continue reading

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When They Get Older (www.WhenTheyGetOlder.co.uk)

Summary The WhenTheyGetOlder (http://www.whentheygetolder.co.uk/) website offers useful articles, ideas and practical suggestions to assist family members help their older relatives in all aspects of life. “WhenTheyGetOlder in the United Kingdom is owned by Alistair Bullen & Associates Ltd; a registered company in … Continue reading

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