Dementia patients admitted to hospital in England play “Russian roulette” with their health, a charity is warning. The Alzheimer’s Society said it had found “shocking” evidence of poor and variable care during its review. The report, based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, found problems with falls, night-time discharges and readmissions, and said standards needed […]
Posted: September 20th, 2016 under Dementia, Health Direct, Mental Health, National Health Service, NHS, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, mental health, National Health Service, NHS
New research of how a new drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease have emerged. Data from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly suggests its Solanezumab drug can cut the rate of the dementia’s progression by about a third. The results, presented to a US conference, are being met […]
Posted: July 29th, 2015 under Dementia, Health Direct, Healthcare, Mental Health, postcode lottery, Uncategorized.
Tags: Age Concern, Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, mental health, postcode lottery
Scientists have proposed a new simple idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Their work which is at an early stage- found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brain in such disorders can also be found in skin. Early diagnosis is the key to preventing the loss of brain tissue […]
Posted: February 25th, 2015 under Dementia, Doctors, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Professionals, Mental Health, Natural Health, Preventable Crisis, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, GPs, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Lottery, mental health, postcode lottery, private health
Dementia patients in the UK face an “unfair care tax” because they have to pay for most of the care they need themselves say experts. The Alzheimer’s Society found that on average, the equivalent of £32,242 a year was spent on care per patient, but the researchers said on average only a third – £10,784 […]
Posted: September 10th, 2014 under Care Professionals, Dementia, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, NHS Cash Shortages, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, dementia, Health Direct, Health Professionals, National Health Service, NHS, nhs cash shortages
Dementia has been described as a “global disaster waiting to happen” and the biggest health and care problem of a generation.Someone is diagnosed with the disease every four seconds and cases are expected to soar from 44 million now to 135 million by 2050. The disease already costs the world £370 billion each year. This […]
The standard of care provided for people with dementia is “patchy”, the National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) has said. Some people with the condition were not getting even basic levels of care, it added. The warning came as NICE unveiled new standards for dementia care in England, covering issues such as housing and access […]
Posted: April 15th, 2013 under Care Professionals, Health Direct, Health Websites, Mental Health, NICE, Quangoes, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, Care Professionals, dementia, Health Direct, Health Websites, Killer Quango, NICE, NICE blight, Quangos, social care
There is a “disgraceful” variation in the number of proportion with dementia being diagnosed across the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. About 800,000 people in the UK have some form of dementia, but most have not been diagnosed. Estimates by the charity suggest only 32% were diagnosed in the East Riding of Yorkshire compared […]
Posted: January 15th, 2013 under Doctors, Health Direct, health insurance, Health Websites, Mental Health, postcode lottery, Preventable Crisis, Private Healthcare, Uncategorized.
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Researchers have found a way to diagnose different types of dementia using brain scans- without the need for invasive tests.US experts could accurately identify Alzheimer’s disease and another type of dementia from structural brain patterns on medical scans, Neurology reports. Currently, doctors can struggle to diagnose dementia, meaning the most appropriate treatment may be delayed. […]
The proportion of people dying of dementia has more than doubled in a decade, official figures show- and by 2021 one in eight of all deaths could be due to the brain disease.Every tenth woman in England and Wales now dies of dementia (10.3 per cent), according to mortality figures for 2011 from the Office […]
One million people are to be taught how to spot the early signs of dementia as part of a drive to spread knowledge about the illness and improve the care of sufferers.David Cameron will also announce today that the Government will trial new medical technology that could potentially reduce the time it takes the NHS […]
Posted: November 8th, 2012 under Care Professionals, Dementia, Doctors, Health Professionals, Healthcare, NHS Cash Shortages, NHS Deaths, postcode lottery, Preventable Crisis, Uncategorized.
Tags: Alzheimers, Doctors, Health Websites, healthcare, home care, NHS Deaths, preventable crisis