Tag Archives: Information for Patients

Named Doctors for Hospital Patients (BBC News / Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)

Summary The proposal for named consultants to take responsibility for hospital patient care appeared in the Francis Inquiry report. New guidelines from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges state that hospital patients in England should know which senior doctor is … Continue reading

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Improvement Targets for Dementia Diagnosis and Support (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary One of the ambitions specified in the “Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia” (March 2012) was to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England is to invest £90 million to ensure two-thirds of people with dementia receive a timely diagnosis, by … Continue reading

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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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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

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Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Compared (Alzheimer’s Show / BrainHub TV)

Summary This BrainHub TV video includes highlights of an interview with Cecilia Yardley (Senior Partnerships Officer, The Lewy Body Society) at the Alzheimer’s Show 2013. Topics discussed relate to: The differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis-related problems … Continue reading

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Government Policy: Improving Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary From late March 2013 the Department of Health’s website is being archived and will no longer be updated. It should still be possible to access old content on their previous site using the existing links supplied throughout this information … Continue reading

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