In The News – August 2018

Widow, conference address ‘misunderstood’ dementia that can mimic emotional problems

Government repeatedly ignores its own advisers on ‘toxic’ train access

Apology over ‘shameful’ mental health ward scandal

MPs launch probe into enforcement of Equality Act

County council crisis sparks fears for service-users

Charities help government with cover-up over blue badge changes

Supreme Court ruling ‘risks bringing in euthanasia by the back door’

Too many carers feel alone, invisible and unsupported

Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving

Woman, 87, with dementia forced to sleep outside after being made homeless

We need more than goodwill when we write about disability

Reasonable Adjustments, Public Building access, the 6 inch gap ans the Rejected Amendment

Elderly men “Escape” Nursing Home to go to Heavy Metal Festival

My early onset dementia is a life sentence but I’m happier than I’ve ever been

Dementia rates higher among black people, new study finds

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users

UKIP suspends three members over socialist bookshop attack

Experts rank non-drug therapies highest for managing Alzheimer’s symptoms

Dementia UK director slams ‘fractured’ care system – ‘the government has SO much to do’

Specific biomarkers may help to distinguish Parkinson’s Dementia from Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Train company faces calls to rip up scooter policy after latest ‘shameful’ episode

UN’s ‘human catastrophe’ rights expert to deliver high-profile UK lecture

DWP refuses to pay £125 to discover number of disabled people in full-time jobs

DWP figures provide fresh evidence to explain PIP claim rejections

Legal action threat over wheelchair service’s ‘bullying, delays and poor service’

Austerity kills: this week’s figures show its devastating toll

Learning To Live Well With Dementia

Derbyshire dementia care home postcard project ‘spirals’

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

Seeking Redemption: The Rage of Alzheimer’s

MPs launch inquiry into care discrimination faced by LGBT service-users

Elderly should be housed in luxury developments with spas to keep them out of care homes

Dementia: Alzheimer’s Is Only One of Many Types

Poor hospital discharge process puts patients ‘at risk’

Potential residents have had their first look at the new Mercy Place aged care, complete with pub, cafe, grocery store and more

Don’t write us off: People with dementia press for more rights — and respect

When Health Care Ignores Your Goals

DWP repeatedly breaches FoI laws ‘in bid to hide secret jobcentre reports’

Deaths and hospital admissions follow short-notice closure of Leonard Cheshire Home

The young man with brain tumours told he is fit to work despite being unable to leave the house alone

Don’t be afraid. Don’t try to hide. Ask for help.

New report raises human rights concerns for elderly people held in secure dementia units

Exclusive: Dementia nursing is not a backwater career, states clinical director of charity

Could different cultures teach us something about Dementia?

Let’s open dementia cafes to help keep people active

‘He passed peacefully just after England had sealed victory’: The heartwarming letter from listener to Test Match Special after 83-year-old cricket fan’s last moments were spent listening to Chris Woakes’s century

Tories spend £200 Million fighting to stop sick and disabled people getting benefits

Family’s horror as dementia sufferer, 89, is placed in bed 300 miles from home

I’ve been told to wait three years for a wheelchair that ‘can go outside’

Dementia patients in hospital ‘suffering in silence’, according to ‘deeply troubling’ new research

Should we press-gang older people into having fun?

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