1. Expert Q&A: Dementia Research, Tuesday 26th March, 3-4pm

    At Alzheimer's Society our research program focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow.

    Hannah from our Research Team will be answering your questions on all our research efforts on Tuesday 26 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Fullticket

    Fullticket Registered User

    Apr 19, 2016
    442
    Chard, Somerset
    Anyone heard of a group in Devon called FILO? Apparently they recruit individuals to host people with dementia in their own homes - picking up four people each week about 10am, taking them back to their house, giving them lunch and some 'entertainment' and taking them home again about 4pm.
    Someone coming to talk to me and a n other next week but thought I'd do some research beforehand. My concern would be the corporate stuff - insurance issues, health and safety and fire risks, first aid.
    Any info appreciated.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,309
    Female
    London
    Haven't heard of it but it sounds like a small version of a day care centre, just with private hosts. Interesting concept, but I would be wary as it's rife with possible pitfalls - for a start these people would need CRB checks, first aid knowledge and a working knowledge of all the different ways dementia can express itself in. Who is organising this and also assessing PWD suitabilities for these groups?
     
  3. Louise7

    Louise7 Registered User

    Mar 25, 2016
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  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    8,653
    Female
    South coast
    Well they are new to me too, but they seem to have taken steps to minimise problems. Why not give them a try.
     

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