Tag Archives: Mental Wellbeing of Older People in Care Homes

Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances … Continue reading

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Improving the Quality of Care For Care Home Residents With Dementia (NHS England / Clinical Medicine / BBC News)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, discusses multi-pronged progress to improve the quality of care – and to enhance health and wellbeing – for people with dementia living in care homes. It has been estimated … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Better Integration of Physical and Mental Health (King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Five Year Forward View touched upon the importance of better integration between physical and mental health services. Building on the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce’s recommendations, the following King’s Fund report explores this “integration frontier” in more … Continue reading

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Change of Focus: From Dementia Diagnosis Rates to Post-Diagnostic Support for People with Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, and Peter Bagshaw, Clinical Lead for Dementia at the South West Strategic Clinical Network, discuss the changing emphases of current concerns regarding the recording and management of dementia in primary care. A … Continue reading

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Music Therapy for Dementia Care Home Residents (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Further evidence points to the efficacy of music therapy for dementia patients, in terms of facilitating improvements in psychological wellbeing and reducing disruptive behaviour in care home environments. Research based at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge indicates that … Continue reading

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Sharing Stories for Well Being: Masterclass for Organisers of Care Home Activities (Hospice UK / Sharing Stories for Well Being / Age Exchange)

Summary Hospice UK and Sharing Stories for Well Being are running a masterclass on April 22nd 2015, at the at the London offices of Hospice UK, which may be of interest to care home activity organisers. This session introduces the … Continue reading

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Care Homes: Improvements Required to Meet CQC Standards and Dementia Recognition / Diagnosis Goals (BBC News / BBC 5 Live / NHS England)

Summary An online examination of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection records from almost 10,000 care homes, performed by BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates and LaingBuisson (healthcare analysts), suggests that around 20% of care homes for older people in England failed … Continue reading

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