Tag Archives: Supporting Caregivers

Pilots to Support Carers Remain in Paid Employment (Department of Health)

Summary Nine pilot areas will be involved in discovering how to help carers balance work and their caring responsibilities. The pilot areas will explore how technology (such as smart phones, social media and email alerts) can be used to ease … Continue reading

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The ALCOVE Project Revisited: Review of Timely Diagnosis (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary The ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) project was a Joint Action co-financed by the European Commission to produce a set of evidence-based recommendations for policymakers on dementia. This article reports on progress regarding the work-stream devoted to timely diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Improving Dementia Long-Term Care and Support (RAND Corporation)

Summary This report from the United States identifies 25 policy options covering five broad objectives to improve and support the delivery of “long-term services and supports” (LTSS). The five top-level objectives comprise: Objective 1: Increase public awareness of dementia to … Continue reading

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Business Costs of Dementia (PHE / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Alzheimer’s Society have released a report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) which attempts to quantify the financial burden falling on the nation’s businesses from dementia. Employers are advised of … Continue reading

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Role of Community Nurses in Carer Support (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health guidance covers support for adult carers by community nurses. It is aimed at district and general practice nurses, health professionals generally, commissioners and service providers. This guidance relates, partly, to an earlier document “Care in local communities: … Continue reading

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National Dementia Carers Day (Dementia UK / SweetTree Home Care Services)

Summary National Dementia Carers Day 2014 is on Sunday September 14th 2014. National Dementia Carers Day is a UK-wide awareness day, created by Dementia UK and SweetTree Home Care Services. It has been planned to fall within World Alzheimer’s Month. … Continue reading

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Dementia Friends Campaign Refreshed (BBC News / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Dementia Friends / Public Health England)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) and the Alzheimer’s Society have launched a joint campaign to encourage people to become Dementia Friends. Employers are encouraged to make it easier for people with early dementia to remain in employment and to support … Continue reading

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