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An Alzheimer's disease sufferer's last year alive was living hell due to inadequate training for care staff, his daughter has said. Linda Jackson, 63, said she struggled to get good quality homecare for her father Ken Richard before he died in 2014 aged 87. She said her father, a dock…
Carers who repeatedly miss appointments with dementia sufferers have been claiming their patients did not remember them visiting, MPs have heard. Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan, a former A&E doctor, added family members of patients have started hiding in their cars in order to prove to council officials that a carer has…
Stephen Fry has lent his voice to a campaign that explores a Christmas without Santa, who has "forgotten" the festive season due to the effects of dementia. The campaign, called Santa Forgot, has been launched by Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) and created by Wallace and Gromit makers, Aardman Animations. The…
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease has become the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time, new figures show. An ageing population and better diagnosis of the condition has led to dementia and Alzheimer's knocking ischaemic heart disease from the top spot, statisticians said. Of the 529,655…
Ten-minute slots for GP appointments could be hampering the number of patients diagnosed with dementia, experts have said. Researchers said that clinicians have difficulty properly assessing patients with memory problems in just 10 minutes. Meanwhile complex criteria which need to be met before a family doctor can refer a patient…
A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers starts in England. The Department of Health’s (DH) listening programme will include different ways of gathering people’s views and experiences, both in person and online. The first part of this work is…
Emmerdale fans will get an insight into dementia in a special episode set to air later this year, shown from the point of view of long-running character Ashley Thomas. The ITV soap has recently included a storyline involving former vicar Ashley, played by John Middleton (pictured), who suffers from stroke-related…
Patients with dementia are being prevented from receiving personalised care because of a "deep-seated misunderstanding" about how they can tailor their own care, a charity has said. The Alzheimer's Society said that fewer than a third of people receiving social care support for problems with memory and cognition have a…