Tag Archives: Loneliness and Isolation

Largest Increase in the Death Rates in England and Wales for Decades? (BBC News / HSJ)

Summary Professor Dominic Harrison (Director of Public Health for Blackburn and Darwen and adviser to Public Health England) has reported an unusually high increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales, with 5.6% more deaths during 2015 than … Continue reading

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Social Value Argument Supports Investment in Dementia Support Services (Health Innovation Network)

Summary A report from the Health Innovation Network highlights the positive social value of peer support groups for people with dementia, their carers and volunteers. It is estimated (based on just three such groups evaluated) that each pound of investment … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Persons With Suspected Dementia Who Refuse a Diagnostic Assessment (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A study investigated the traits and characteristics of patients who screened positive for dementia (in a USA primary care context) but who refused a formal a diagnostic assessment. The Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) … 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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Loneliness in Old Age: Male Perspectives (BBC News / ILC-UK / Independent Age)

Summary Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age. While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also … Continue reading

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Dementia: Skilling the Housing Workforce (Housing LIN)

Summary To mark Dementia Awareness Week, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network have published a new “Making a start” report (and Resource Pack) designed to provide information and assistance for housing providers. These resources aim to equip the housing workforce with … Continue reading

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