In the News – July 2018

My mother favours assisted dying. Now she has dementia I’m not sure I agree

How design is helping people with dementia find their way around

BBC The Truth About Dementia 2017 – Living with Dementia, Chris’s Story

I’m ageing disgracefully. Let’s hope I’m even more of a laughing stock

The DWP drove through a controversial welfare reform off the back of some very scant evidence

‘It made me depressed’: how poor housing costs the NHS £1.4bn a year

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

Teenage volunteers make dementia residents ‘feel alive’

Disabled people could slip through net in universal credit move, says charity

Charities fail to tell MPs about clauses that ‘prevent them attacking McVey and DWP’

Adult social care services on brink of collapse, survey shows

Nearly 8 million people providing care for family members without pay

The NHS social contract has been broken – by children refusing to look after their own parents 

We baby boomers are an easy target

‘Granny dumping’ case to be heard as businessman accused of abandoning American, 76, to get him free care

DWP silence over ‘thousands of ESA claims lost in IT black hole’

Rewatching old football matches helps dementia and mental health, medical experts say

Civil Society Forum – Day 2 Update

McVey’s U-turn means DWP will pay at least £100 million more to disabled claimants

DWP is asked why ‘not fit for work’ universal credit claimants are being sanctioned

Patient watchdog ‘very concerned’ by leaked dementia care report

Watchdog’s ‘issues of concern’ over regulator’s treatment of PIP complaints

While Brexit dominates, the crisis in social care is deepening

The UK government’s hypocrisy in hosting a global ‘disability summit’ is about to be exposed

Four opposition parties demand DWP answers over WCA deaths ‘cover-up’

‘I’ve lost my man to dementia’

Boy, 4, befriends Nottingham dementia patient, 91

Painkiller used for dementia ‘could make symptoms worse’

The care home residents proving it’s never too late to learn a new language

Figures finally show how government slashed spending on rail access scheme

Doctor in Netherlands ‘asked family to hold down euthanasia patient’

Global Disability Summit: DPOs from global south call for new beginning

Potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment fails trial

UN Calls Out Australia For Allowing Forced Sterilisation Of Women With Disabilities

Taxi ‘hero’ praised for looking after woman with dementia

Global Disability Summit: Anger over Mordaunt’s bid to redefine inclusive education

Britain Split on Whether Human Rights Abuse is a Problem

Women’s Alzheimer’s test needed as superior verbal skills mask onset of the disease

Ten minutes of social interaction improves wellbeing in dementia care

Should we force the terminally ill to travel abroad and pay £10,000 for a painless death?

Global Disability Summit: Mordaunt retreats from UK’s ‘global leader on rights’ claims

Holidaying MPs have kicked the social care crisis down the road – and that’s a scandal

Woman killed herself after series of NHS trust errors, jury finds

Local Government Authority (LGA) launches it’s own green paper on social care – Alzheimer’s Society comments

Health Secretary accused of ignoring dementia 

Office for Disability Issues ‘taking no action’ to halt closure of DPOs

 

 

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