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Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older ... the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends ... a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and funded by the Cabinet Office and the Department ...

What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... distress to the older person". The Department of Health says abuse can take 6 different ... trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope ... the older person". The Department of Health says abuse can take 6 different forms: ...

How to arrange a community care assessment

... or get in touch with the social services department of their local authority yourself. What's involved ... parent needs help with their personal care because of serious illness, disability, mental health challenges ... frailty due to their age it's likely they're eligible for a community care assessment. Your parent's ...

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?

... parent eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare? The Department of Health's National Framework has determined the eligibility ... both you and your parent in a state of confusion. It can be difficult to understand ... healthcare needs can change considerably. With complicated health conditions comes lengthy NHS and local authority assessments ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare ... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare ...

Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Private Client department at Morrisons Solicitors LLP. She is a ... Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney power of attorney, finances, welfare, property Setting ... to property and financial affairs and/or health and welfare matters. "If I make ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... Network (LIN) have a directory of Department of Health funded Extra Care schemes as well ... mobility, companionship Life is not a matter of one giant leap from independent living at home ... sure it's right for your parent's needs and health. An occupational therapist can help to advise ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... carried about by your local authority's social services department who determine what help they can provide in ... need dementia, alzheimer's, carer, power of attorney, relationships When you're caring for a ... can provide in order to maintain your own health and balance caring with work and family life ...

Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents?

... a care home. Janet Crampton, former Department of Health advisor and on the Memory Bank ... Are films a form of reminiscence for ageing parents? dementia, alzheimer's, communication, ... home. Janet Crampton, former Department of Health advisor and on the Memory Bank advisory panel ...

Will the "Friends and Family Test" make a difference to hospital care?

... to recommend our ward/A&E department to friends and family if they needed similar ... our parents' experiences. At the beginning of 2013 the UK Government announced that it would ... they work. Undaunted, the Department of Health says it believes that the responses from all ...