How can people with early stage dementia be helped to be more confident in managing their everyday lives? Catherine Quinn, Gill Toms, Sue Davies, Maureen Davies and Linda Clare discuss findings from a new self-management programme
Vol 24 No 5 Page 29
How can care staff be encouraged to take a broader view of behaviours that challenge? Ian James and colleagues explain how an exercise in empathy helped staff gain a better understanding of these behaviours
Vol 24 No 5 Page 26
At a time of increasing pressure on hospital beds, do hospital nurses make the most of local dementia voluntary groups? ask Tara Smith and Jill Manthorpe
Vol 24 No 5 Page 20
Food is about much more than nutrition, say Iliatha Papachristou and Gary Hickey. They argue that the various activities centred on it can help family carers to cope and enable people to live independently for longer
Vol 24 No 3 Pages 30-31
Woods and forests can enhance the psychological well-being of people with early stage dementia, yet relatively little is known about the meaning and use of these settings. Mandy Cook reports on her research demonstrating the value of the great outdoors.
Vol 24 No 3 Pages 20-23
Detailed analysis of the social care funding measures outlined in the Spending Review reveals a bleak future for older people needing care, according to the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).
About 1.86m people over the age of 50 in England (1 in 10) have unmet care needs – an increase of 120,000 people (or 7%) since 2008/9, says the ILC. Data from 326 local authorities had shown that the councils with the highest concentration of older people and unpaid carers would be the ones that will bring in the least amount of money from the 2% council tax precept.
ILC-UK points out that even if the Spending Review announcements bring £3.5bn into adult social care, a scenario they describe as “highly unlikely”, this will still only mean that spending on care returns to 2015 levels by the end of the Parliament. … Read More »
Alongside the need for sustained lobbying by providers and trade bodies, sector analyst LaingBuisson has partnered with Caring Times to conduct a survey of care providers to gauge the impact of the National Living Wage.
To do this we need as high a volume of data as possible. To ensure that your home’s data is part of this survey we ask you to visit www.laingbuisson.co.uk and follow the links to answer a short series of questions covering staff, salaries and resident numbers.
The results of this survey will be analysed by LaingBuisson’s team of long term care consultants who will produce a definitive review of existing carer pay rates from which scenarios can be drawn which reflect the true impact of the NLW in a way which the government will be forced to address. Aggregate only data only will be reported. No … Read More »
Parkinson’s disease dementia is on the rise yet it often goes unrecognised. Kimberley Boyle and Graham Jackson argue that research findings reveal the need for better staff training
Vol 23, No 5, Pages 32-33
Speech and language therapy should be part of a care programme for someone with the primary progressive aphasia type of dementia, but what form should the therapy take? Anna Volkmer and Suzanne Beeke favour a ‘better conversations’ approach
Vol 23, No 5, Pages 22-24
Dr Hetal Acharya and Dr Manoj George report on a study that aimed to gain insights into carers’ experiences, identify gaps in their knowledge of the progression of dementia, explore the role of community services in supporting families, and make recommendations for improving care
Vol 23, No 4, Pages 32-34