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This forum contains news about campaigns for people with dementia and their carers, as well as discussion of dementia stories that have been covered in the media.
The Transport Select Committee (the committee of MPs and peers which hold the Department for Transport to account) are holding an inquiry into access to transport for people with disabilities.
The committee are looking to hear directly from people with disabilities and carers who use public...
As part of the work the Society does with a Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group, we have been approached by Thomas Pocklington Trust regarding a new film for SCIE TV on dementia and sensory impairment.
The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) have commissioned Lizardfish...
As promised, here are some links to Alzheimer's Society campaigning resources that may be helpful to TP members. I’ve asked our External Affairs team if they can review and add to this list, and I will update it as appropriate.
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An interactive tour of the brain explaining about Alzheimers Disease and how it develops over time. One of the best explanations I have seen.
Care costs cap only applies to council care costs
Labour's Liz Kendall gives her views. The article is in The Guardian.
You may have seen on the Alzheimer's Society's main web pages the following page about the publication of the annual report from the Dementia Challenge Group set up last year.
I'm on the Challenge Group as a carer, along...
I thought this might be of interest to people http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22531066
A new website has been launched to support our good friend and TP member Norrms (Norman McNamara) with his campaign to promote Dementia Awareness. It's called The Purple Angel - which has become Norrms' signature for "The Symbol of Hope". The Purple Angel will be helping raise funds for dementia...
A study published in Public Health Journal shows the number of deaths in people under 74 is not just due the fact that we are living longer.
There is a "hidden epidemic" caused by modern life.:eek:
Just been reading latest news from bbc website , didnt know how to do a link ,
i was amazed the link between being over weight and dementia ..
I myself am just in the over weight catagory as defined by the BMI index with BMI of 27 . not emensly overweight ,weighing 13 stone at 5ft 9 ,...
Carers should be routinely screened for signs of depression by their GP to ensure their health needs are not neglected, doctors' leaders say.
Good article but I always feel perplexed at the singular approach to these issues. How about "Screen...
Please be vigilant for sores etc on loved ones when you visit them. Don't rely on staff to pick up and action these things.
I know we pay these places to provide care but we can't be too careful.
program on at mo a phone in will send in msg about tp
9 months! Seems time certainly doesn't fit the crime on this occasion.
What a sad society we live in!
Makes you wonder of they even leave them with money to get a drink or a snack. What would happen if you've already spent your £23.50? How do you get home? Do you even know where home...
Play on Radio 4 now about a son and his mother's dementia. It's good to see a drama about dementia. Quite harrowing.
According to the Telegraph, new laws are to be announced in the Queen's Speech tomorrow.
Councils will have to assess what support carers need, although financial assistance will be means tested.
I wonder how long it will take to put these laws into practice!
Paul Burstow's comments on the forthcoming bill in the Guardian.
Quite right too.
No practical support for 1 in 3 full time carers
Carers UK warns welfare and care cuts risk turning the clock back on carer support
A third of those caring full-time for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones receive no practical support, new research from Carers UK reveals.
I am incredibly ambivalent about this: I can see both the pros and the cos.
GPS tags for dementia patients
Dementia patients are to be fitted with GPS tracking devices for the first time to save police money searching for those who regularly go missing.
Gary Fitzgerald, the chief executive of the campaign group Action on Elder Abuse, said: “If there is a choice...
Warning over choosing wrong care homes
Increasing numbers of residential homes are finding themselves in financial difficulty. But it's possible to spot the danger signs
Choosing a care home for a loved one can be an emotional experience, so the idea of having to do so twice is a worrying...
On radio 5 live now - Wednesday 1 May 0900 - 1000 - phone in discussion on living with Alzheimer's.
Just came accross this.
I am wondering whether anyone has read and taken exception to this article, describing a scheme to foster elderly people with dementia and the support they will receive from the Council!
Elaine has already written a scathing...
A question often asked on TP
Is Alzheimer's disease the same as dementia?
Q: My grandma has been diagnosed with dementia but it is not Alzheimer’s disease. I am confused as I thought they were the same?
A: There are several types of dementia (much on our minds because of Mrs...
In case you haven't seen this in today's Daily Mail:
Certainly thought provoking.
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