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Older hospital patients with dementia may be "suffering in silence" because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a new study suggests. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London set out to investigate the link between pain and delirium among people…
A care at home service in Edinburgh must make urgent improvements to the care experienced by older people, the Care Inspectorate has warned. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Highland Care Agency Home Care & Support Services following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
Housing developers and associations have signed up to an NHS scheme which will see them make people's home environments a healthier place. The partnerships with NHS England aim to expand ideas for healthy living such as dementia-friendly houses and restricting fast food sales to children. Other schemes that could be…
A technique that helps people with dementia see satisfying progress in achieving everyday goals that help them live their lives is now being rolled out. The University of Exeter is leading a programme to train carers in goal-orientated cognitive rehabilitation. It entails practitioners working with people with dementia and their…
A pioneering workshop to educate university students on dementia awareness has been successful in changing misconceptions. The Dementia Detectives workshop was created by Dr Sahdia Parveen from the University of Bradford and was initially developed as an awareness initiative for secondary school students aged 14 to 16 years. The hour-long…
People at a higher risk during the flu season should be able to get their flu jab in the evenings and at weekends to encourage uptake of the vaccine, new guidance suggests. Suggestions on how to help increase vaccination rates includes those who offer free NHS flu jabs - such…
More must be done to break the "taboo" around incontinence, leading charities have said. The condition affects millions of people yet many are deterred from talking to health or care workers about the issue. Ten organisations including Alzheimer's Society, Age UK, Marie Curie and Parkinson's UK have called for public…
Reductions in the amount of time people in need of social care spend trapped in hospitals when they are fit to be discharged has saved the NHS millions of pounds, new analysis suggests. Social care leaders have called for more money to be ploughed into the system in order to…
A vaccine which could be used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease has reached the next stage of clinical trials. ACI-24, developed by Swiss-based pharmaceutical company AC Immune, will be tested among patients with a mild or moderate form of the condition. Charity Alzheimer's Research UK said the vaccine represents…
Just over one in 10 adults over 55 have set aside money to cover the costs of any future care needs, the consumer rights group Which? has warned. A survey commissioned by the organisation found only 12% were saving in case they needed to pay for care in later years.…
A woman is running the length of the British Isles to raise money for a hospice care charity. Faith Addison will run 1,500 miles from Shetland to Penzance in Cornwall - the equivalent of over 57 marathons - in 42 days. She begins the challenge on August 26. "This will…
Professor David Frohlich, Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey presented a paper from the Time Matters project, at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. The paper entitled ‘Mobile digital storytelling in a Brazilian care home’, focuses on the role of technology and dementia and how…
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