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Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
Comedian David Baddiel has called for the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people to be given more public attention. The 52-year-old, whose father Colin is housebound and receives 24-hour care, has made a television programme exploring the impact dementia has on close family members of sufferers. He…
£100,000 funding has been awarded to Scottish charity MECOPP, to provide legal support to people affected by dementia to help them access their rights to self-directed support. Self-directed Support (SDS) gives people the power to decide how to spend the money or 'budget' that has been allocated to them if…
Scotland's dementia and geriatric wards have recorded tens of thousands of adverse incidents since 2011. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives under freedom of information laws show there have been 167,041 such incidents in the past six years. In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, adverse events were found to have…
Council social services bosses are to stop trying to penalise a grandmother who they say has breached orders made in the Court of Protection. Teresa Kirk, of Brighton, East Sussex, hit the headlines earlier this year after she was given a six-month jail term. Lawyers representing Devon County Council had…
An American pensioner with dementia was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife and son, according to court documents in the US. Roger Curry was allegedly abandoned in the car park of Hereford bus station on November 7 2015 after travelling from his home in…
David Cameron has called for greater funding for dementia research as he revealed he is to become the president of an Alzheimer's charity. The former prime minister, who stood down after losing the EU referendum, said he was taking the position with Alzheimer's Research UK on Wednesday. Writing in The…
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