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Audit reveals poor hospital care for dementia patients

A national audit commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has shown that elderly patients with dementia are frequently experiencing substandard hospital care.

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14 August 2013

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People with Parkinson’s perform dance at conference

A group of Irish and Italian people with Parkinson’s disease gave an Irish dance performance at a health conference in County Clare – three years after an Italian neurologist set up a study group to examine the effect of Irish set dancing on Parkinson’s patients.

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14 August 2013

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Study: Chocolate improves brain health in the elderly

Elderly people’s brain health can benefit from eating chocolate, according to a new study published in the Neurology journal.

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14 August 2013

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Andrew Marr’s wife speaks out about poor care for stroke survivors

Jackie Ashley, the wife of journalist Andrew Marr has written a blog piece about the shortcomings of community care for people who have had strokes.

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14 August 2013

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Join our Understanding Dementia Event – Supporting families through their dementia journey – Saturday 28th September in London

At The Good Care Group we understand how difficult it can be for families when a loved one is living with dementia. There are so many unanswered questions around this topic and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help and advice. We support many families through their dementia journey and find ways to help them through what can sometimes be a challenging time. On Saturday 28th September 2013, we are delighted to hold our 10th Understanding Dementia Event in London.

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14 August 2013

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Department of Health acknowledges best practice at The Good Care Group

The words of Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government at the Department of Health following a visit to meet The Good Care Group team yesterday.

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13 August 2013

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A Concert for Ellie

In February, the daughter of our Director of Operations, Dominique Kent and her husband, Iain Gordon, sadly passed away. Ellie Gordon was a beautiful and bubbly four year old who was born with a complex disability, having a diagnosis of both Dystonia and Mitochondria disease.

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08 July 2013

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Research into dementia care “as important as cure”

A recent survey from dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society and the James Lind Alliance has revealed the top research priorities of people affected by dementia – and has found that research into dementia care is just as important as the search for a cure.

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08 July 2013

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New ‘national minimum’ could lower standard of elderly care

The Department of Health has published a set of draft rules designed to introduce a ‘national minimum’ level at which people will qualify for care. The new structure will replace the current system with four specific bands, ranging from ‘low’ to ‘critical’, and is intended to avoid the postcode lottery associated with standards of care across the country.

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04 July 2013

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Dementia patients hit by austerity cuts

The dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society has called upon George Osborne to use his first spending review since 2010 to fund greater access to dementia care.

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27 June 2013

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Tightening criteria limiting the availability of elderly care

According to a new study from Age UK and the College of Social Work, 1 in 4 specialists who carry out assessments for elderly care feel the need to exaggerate the frailty of their patients in order to get around ever-tightening care criteria.

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27 June 2013

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Palliative care for dementia patients under scrutiny

New research supported by Sue Ryder shows that end of life care for the terminally ill – especially those with dementia – can be dependent on “arbitrary” factors, such as age, ethnicity and location.

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23 June 2013