Category: In The News

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

 

 

In The News – June 2018

In the news this month:

Free app helps Dementia suffers find their way home

Care home to put on Dementia support groups

Why all care homes need sensory stimulation

We’re told we are a burden. No wonder disabled people fear assisted suicide

New service for young Dementia patients in Suffolk

Anger as wheelchair users left unable to ride trains on major route

My son has Dementia at 12 years old

New data confirms postcode lottery for old

Herbert protocol arrives in north east Scotland to help people with Dementia

Bridgewater woman determined not to let early onset Dementia stop her adventures

People with long term conditions, shouldn’t be forced to pay for prescriptions

Dementia in your 40’s – Life isn’t over, it just changes

Since my husbands diagnosis with Kennedy’s disease, Our income has plummeted

There’s comedy as well as tragedy in Dementia

Dementia friendly park in Stirling is Scottish first

Disabled people losing their benefits a scandal

France starts work on revolutionary Alzheimer’s village where patients roam almost free

Memory interrupted

Do we have a right to a good death

Can technology help Dementia patients

Non drug approach leads to massive decrease in BPSD

In a wheelchair and want your benefits? You’ll need to take the stairs

Dementia Dogs at the ready for new patients and carers

Four years after my Father died, we’ve reached a milestone in Dementia care

Thousands in Shropshire unaware they have Dementia

Tireless Dementia activist awarded the British Empire Medal

Councils tighten reigns on personalised care

Living with a Dad who has Dementia

Sainsbury’s trials relaxed checkout lanes

Inquiry into Dementia and Disability launched by APPG on Dementia

Elderly social care should be free at point of need

Carers don’t need to be paid compliments, they just need to be paid

Dementia checks from 40 to be carried out by GP’s under plan to tackle disease

Why won’t ministers come clean about the impact of cuts on the disabled

Alzheimer’s Society says new dementia guidelines is just the start

Lewy Body Dementia: One couple’s story of caregiving

New Dementia briefing suggest that behaviour that challenges can be the result of unmet needs

How patients with Alzheimer’s disease hide their forgetfulness

Staff caring for Dementia patients must be trained in understanding their identity

Fiona Phillips has revealed she feels guilt of not seeking justice for Dad who died after being over-medicated in Hospital

UKIM Briefing – Westminster Hall Debate -Government’s response to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities report

Stigma and negativity has effect on people with Dementia specialist says

Dealing with dementia: Alzheimer’s New Zealand provides support and education

New fund to help local charities implement Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

Incredibly moving moment Sky News host brought to tears during touching dementia interview

Simon Pegg lends his support to new Dementia awareness film

REAL LIFE: ‘Dementia is not a life sentence’

Fundraiser aims to cycle 330 miles for dementia charity

Blue crockery increases appetite of Ysbyty Gwynedd patients affected by Dementia

‘It was very scary and isolating’: The Veronicas discuss the shock of learning their mother Colleen has dementia after four years of misdiagnosis

Achieving the WHO’s Global Action Plan for Dementia

Stigma and negativity has effects on people with dementia says specialist

Dogs helping those with dementia look for new home

Baroness Thomas: We were world leaders in how we treated disabled people, but the crown has slipped

Specialist shares how to help local dementia patients

Access to care for dementia must improve, says Owen

College students work in community with dementia charity

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

UN: spend an extra £5tn by 2030 to tackle global ‘care crisis’

May 2018 July 2018

 

 

In The News – May 2018

More than 50,000 patients avoidably admitted

Rail staff told not to help disabled passengers board if it makes train late

How to square the circle of social care funding

Are Dementia friendly communities the answer to isolation and stigma

Leading campaigner backs new Health Board Dementia Strategy

Survey of disabled members funds unacceptable discrimination within Labour party

Equality Watchdog considering legal action over rail access failures

Disabled people suffer unhelpful, exclusionary and abusive practices everyday

Dementia guidance launched to help rural people

A Dad with Alzheimer’s has been sectioned because a string of care homes say they can’t look after him

Ex-carer speaks candidly about how she copes with the Dementia that’s stealing her memories

Kamran Mallick: ‘I want to change the world for disabled people’

Dementia sufferers missing out on vital post-diagnosis support

Who are we to judge the lives that people with Dementia are living

Dementia write Wendy Mitchell tells Doctors to be positive

Explainer: how is frontotemporal dementia different and what are the warning signs?

Purpose built centre for Dementia

TUC Disabled Workers Conference: Government has created hostile environment for disabled people

TUC Disabled Workers Conference: UN convention must become part of UK law

Don’t call us sufferers, it makes us all lose hope

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

April 2018 June 2018

 

In The News – April 2018

Disabled people lose legal aid in 99% of benefit disputes

Disabled people struggle to afford food and heating

Dementia Patients restrained with controversial techniques

NHS hospitals fail to spot Dementia in more than a third of patients

Young boy diagnosed with Dementia loses ability to say first words

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

March 2018 May 2018

 

In The News – March 2018

Sex is a basic human right for elderly with Dementia

Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel

When Yvonne got Dementia Sainsbury’s let her keep her job

The spark will ignite: How poetry helps engage people with Dementia

Loved ones care, Paying when you needn’t be

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

February 2018 April 2018

In The News – February 2018

US care homes over prescribing drugs for residents with Dementia

Mum has Dementia and now Dad’s dead she will have to sell her home

Designing a loved ones room in their Care/Nursing home

A Third of people with Dementia in England not receiving full care

Disability benefits assessors failing to meet Government’s quality standards

Dementia research must study care as well as I really hope he’s proud of me

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

January 2018 March 2018

In The News – January 2018

Woman 51, living her best life with Dementia

Notts Dad of two diagnosed with Alzheimer’s aged 30 wants to make final memories with his family

Dementia needs a blue badge

Wendy Mitchell on her extraordinary Alzheimer’s memoir

I am not paid or induced in any way to mention any articles and I do not necessarily support any comments, language or the use of specific words.

I haven’t included any articles about cures, as I feel they are misleading. Apart from the current medications, all recent clinical trials seem to fail by stage 3.

I have also excluded the eat this, drink that, do this to reverse Dementia type of articles. We are all different, so again false hopes and impressions do not help.

February 2018