In The News – April 2019

Dementia and cancer patient being treated 235 miles from home finally moved to local unit

A&E admissions for Birmingham dementia sufferers hits ‘alarming’ record high

DWP admits destroying report on safety failings in jobcentres

More people asking for social care support but fewer getting it – Alzheimer’s Society comments

Empathy often avoided because of mental effort

Rights of disabled children in Scotland ‘not protected’ over seclusion and restraint

Geelong court shown video of ‘extremely serious assault’ on elderly woman with walker

Number of disabled people in poverty rose by 200,000 in one year… says DWP

Council broke law over deprivation of liberty, ombudsman rules

Council accused of ‘settling scores’ after cutting funding from DPO that criticised it

Daughter ‘in tears’ as insurance company sells woman with dementia $15,000 funeral policy

Labour unveils plan for £2.8bn social care fund to help dementia sufferers


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