Dementia care: best practice has a price
By LEON SMITH, chief executive, Nightingale
The recently published Alzheimer’s Society report on dementia care is set to highlight a vitally important issue which is seldom aired in the media.
“Dementia”, “Alzheimer’s”, “old people”, “care homes” – these are hardly words which in themselves conjure up an attractive, appealing or “sexy” image. In the main these are words and images that many people simply do not wish to think of. The reality is that, in this age of increased life expectancy, dementia is one of the big issues