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Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

Social care staff are battling a system preoccupied with saving money

The findings of a new survey of 469 social workers by Community Care Magazine, supported by the Care and Support Alliance, provide evidence of how broken the social care system England has become.  The responses from across England revealed that: Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) felt expected to reduce care packages because of cost pressures […]

25th September 2017 | By | Reply More
People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

People with dementia receive little specialist support at end of life, despite high levels of need

Research has found that, despite having complex needs, most of the healthcare received by people in the later stages of dementia is provided by GPs or emergency services, with little support from specialist healthcare professionals. The researchers, from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, found that GPs were the main […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend unites with Alzheimer’s Society at Memory Walk

England football legend Sir Geoff Hurst is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia in support of his fellow 1966 World Cup heroes who are living with the condition. Sir Geoff has pledged his backing for Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which is taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this […]

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Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones unites with 3,500 people at Memory Walk

Monty Python legend Terry Jones joined more than 3,500 people to unite against dementia at the London Memory Walk. The 75-year-old, who is living with a rare form of dementia, took part in Alzheimer’s Society’s London Memory Walk at the historic HAC Grounds in central London, accompanied by his daughter Sally Jones and his former partner Alison Telfer.   Terry […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

The manager of a Nuneaton care home is celebrating raising more than £1,240 for charity through a series of sponsored walks. Theresa Ingram-Gettins, who managers Harmony House in Chilvers Coton, took to the local beauty spots for three days, covering 5.5k each day to raise the money as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk. […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch report is another signal that social care is in crisis-Alzheimer’s Society

Healthwatch England have analysed the experiences of 3,415 home care users, their families and front line staff across 52 local areas between August 2015 and June 2017. Over 400,000 people with dementia use home care services. Most people surveyed were positive about their home care , saying it was an invaluable service that enabled people […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The stark reality of care – An extra 71000 care home beds needed by 2025

The Lancet: An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts. As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

Care home manager overcomes her fear of heights to support Alzheimer’s Society

On 6th August  Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg Manager Tracy Mussett took a leap of faith and overcome her fears of heights and flying by doing a skydive in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The manager Tracy Mussett said” it was a fantastic experience as well as raising money for a cause so close […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Dementia education on risk inspires people in midlife to consider healthier lifestyles

Three quarters of people in midlife would make lifestyle changes now to reduce their risk of developing dementia in future, the UK’s biggest dementia charities have found. The news follows a pilot of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks for those aged 40-64. The findings reflect the increasing public appetite to understand modifiable […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Davina McCall, Sir Geoff Hurst, Jo Joyner, Linda Robson, Vicky McClure and Kevin Whately are uniting with Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in Memory Walk, the charity’s flagship fundraising event this autumn. They are among a host of celebrities joining many of the 34 Memory Walks taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September and […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

Alzheimer’s Society responds to life expectancy figures

In response to updated life expectancy figures from Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL Institute of Health Equity, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said “Every day through our helpline we hear how the chronic lack of funding to the social care system over the last decade is devastating people with dementia. This latest analysis […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family unite to launch Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Davina McCall and family are joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia after being inspired by her dad who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The television star, alongside her mum and dad, Gaby and Andrew, are supporting Memory Walk, Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn. […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Research finds dementia awareness training not enough to improve NHS experience for dementia patients

Dementia awareness training as a single strategy will not improve dementia care in hospitals or outcomes for patients, a new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the online journal BMJ Open today, highlights. The research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, reviewed approaches to make hospital environments more dementia friendly.  The report found that […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

NHS improves dementia care and awareness but more support needed

The National Audit of Dementia, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP) found hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed. Hospitals in England and Wales have made many positive changes aimed at making […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments Today Office of National Statistics, ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. The ONS found spend on social care in England has decreased in real terms (adjusted for inflation) since 2009 – 2010, […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY bag pack at a Chesterfield supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from several care homes across Derbyshire spent the day on the checkouts at the town’s Marks and Spencer helping customers with their packing.   Generous shoppers donated a total of £504.74 – with all proceeds going […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

Most care is good but still too much ‘poor’ care with some providers failing to improve following CQC inspections

While the majority of services are safe and of a high quality and many are improving, too many people across England are living in care homes and receiving care and support in their own homes that is not good enough. Without a proper recognition of the importance of adult social care and a renewed commitment […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £99,950 grant to develop Festival of Theatre and Dementia

West Yorkshire Playhouse, the UK’s foremost dementia friendly theatre having introduced the world’s first dementia friendly performance, has been awarded £99,950 from Arts Council England National Lottery funding to produce a Festival of Theatre and Dementia. Exploring the experience of living with dementia through creative activity, the Festival will create new opportunities for older people […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

The human story behind the headlines on the real cost of dementia care

According to the BBC in 2010 just 5% of NHS hospitals give staff formal training to care for patients with dementia. It was then reported that patients with severe dementia had a bad experiences when in hospital or as outpatients. In 2010 most staff did not know how to meet the needs of dementia patients […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Avery Healthcare Group raise a staggering £5k for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home operator Avery Healthcare Group were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society from their ‘Forget Me Not’ events on 20th May. The cheque was presented at Avery’s flagship home, Kingsmere Retirement Home in Wimbledon, after all of Avery’s 48 locations nationwide supported the event.   The homes organised bake […]

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