How to spot ‘Fake News’ in dementia research

The phrase ‘Fake News’ has been everywhere this year, but untruths about dementia and dementia research have been around for many years. It seems that every day we see a headline, story or social media post claiming that something ‘cures’ or ‘causes’ dementia. But...

ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...

Person centred care

Person-centred care is becoming an increasing driver in health & social care provision. Authorities adopt it because in theory it can “improve outcomes”, to use their terminology. To you or I (the client/patient), it means we are more in control of how our care...

Achievements of people with learning disabilities

Crowdfunded essays will showcase careers of learning disabled people in film, theatre, television, music, art and campaigning. My youngest sister has a talent for baking, an ambition to see her artwork widely displayed, an infectious giggle and the learning...

Intermediate care and reablement – a guide

Intermediate care services provide support for a short time to help you recover and increase your independence. This support is provided by a team of people who will work with you to achieve what you want to be able to do. Intermediate care may help you: remain at...

What now? Questions to ask after a terminal diagnosis

Following research with more than 600 people living with a terminal illness or caring for someone at the end of life, What now? is designed to help people find the information they need and ask questions, so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment...

Eligible for carer’s credit?

Up to 200,000 people are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer’s credit – a benefit that plugs gaps in your national insurance record when you’re not able to work because you’re caring for someone. Carer’s credit is not...

Pension Credit Boost your state pension

 If you’re on a low income, pension credit can boost the amount of state pension you receive. Yet many don’t realise they’re missing out on cash they’re entitled to.  You could be missing out on £100s a year if you’re not claiming pension...

Driving and Dementia

The Essential Guide for Seniors. Starting to drive is a memorable moment in many people’s lives. But when’s the right time to stop? It’s something we don’t really talk about, but as we get older our ability to drive can worsen. It could be due to medical conditions, a...