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Fully Equipped Village Allows Dementia Patients To Lead Normal, Independent Lives

Fully Equipped Village Allows Dementia Patients To Lead Normal, Independent Lives | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
A Dutch village allows patients with dementia to live their lives normally while also receiving proper care.

From the outside, Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, seems like any other village.
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Could this be the future for Dementia Care?

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How to explain Alzheimers and Dementia Behavior to Young Children

How to explain Alzheimers and Dementia Behavior to Young Children | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
What should you tell young children who interact with an adult relative who has Alzheiemer's? Young children usually notice the odd behavor of a grandparent or family member with Alzheimer's and wo...
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I don't remember ever being told about dementia as a kid - I think probably a whole host of other illnesses 'got' people first

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Abuse of patients with learning disabilities were not acted on ...

Abuse of patients with learning disabilities were not acted on ... | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
BREAKING NEWS: Abuse of patients with learning disabilities were not acted on ...
The Star
Investigators probing the abuse of patients with learning disabilities at a day centre failed to act quickly enough, a top level report has found.
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More failings and delays .. we do hope we're turning the corner

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Learning Disability Census: new analysis including anti-psychotic medication use and physical 'incidents' for inpatients - Health & Social Care Information Centre

• Two thirds of inpatients with learning disabilities in specialist units2 are given anti-psychotic medication • A third of all these patients subject to hands-on restraint (50%+ inpatients with #learningdisabilities had experienced an 'incident' ...
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How we suppress genius and create learning disability: Scott Sonnon at TEDxBellingham

Scott Sonnon overcame dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a children's psychiatric institution. He was advised that he should not set very high hi...
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Depression in old age not being diagnosed because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms

Depression in old age not being diagnosed because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society News - Depression in old age not being diagnosed because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms - Almost nine out of ten elderly people with depression are getting no help because doctors struggle to spot the symptoms or confuse...
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The Side of Learning Disabilities No One Considers

The Side of Learning Disabilities No One Considers | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
The time has come to think differently. (What do you think of this statement? Is our educational system set up in a way that helps or harms students with...
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Interesting article dealing with how education system fails kids with 'learning disabilities'

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Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia

Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
The Guardian Sport urged to confront head injuries that can lead to dementia The Guardian The American-made film focuses on what it describes as "a silent, global epidemic" of head injuries and traumas triggered by sports that are becoming...
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Rugby is so much more a power game than it used to be, so the risks are bound to have increased

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Are lawyers currently excluding clients with learning disabilities?

Are lawyers currently excluding clients with learning disabilities? | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Are lawyers currently excluding clients with learning disabilites?
The Guardian (blog)
If you have learning disabilities and need a lawyer, where do you turn? Where do carers or families find help?
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Two Social Care Associations join forces to become Care England | Care Industry News

Two Social Care Associations join forces to become Care England | Care Industry News | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Two Social Care Associations join forces to become Care England comments from Martin Green, Nadra Ahmed OBE and Sheila Scott along with comments from the National Skills Academy
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Bigger is better?

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Activities for older people that inspire active lifestyles

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Learning Disabilities Strategy - Scottish Government

Scotland's second learning disability strategy, The Keys to Life, was developed with COSLA and places a strong focus on ensuring that all health professionals can better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and ...
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Professor Sir Mike Richards will be the new Chief Inspector of Hospitals - CQC

The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
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Greater risk of dementia for those with diabetes

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Telegraph.co.uk
Greater risk of dementia for those with diabetes
Telegraph.co.uk
The research said it was not clear to what extent diabetes itself increased the risk of dementia.
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A healthy lifestyle should be a goal in and of itself

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"There's more to a person than the dementia". Why personhood matters for future dementia policy.

"There's more to a person than the dementia". Why personhood matters for future dementia policy. | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
"Dementia Friends" is an initiative from the Alzheimer's Society and Public Health England. In this series of blogpost, I take an independent look at each of the five core messages of "Dementia Fri...
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The memory handbook - Alzheimer's Society

The memory handbook - Alzheimer's Society | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Memory handbook publication from Alzheimer's Society (Order or download your copy of The memory handbook, which is for anyone with mild memory problems: http://t.co/0Ehg0XUy7p)...
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How providers can boost support for people with learning disabilities as they grow older - Community Care

How providers can boost support for people with learning disabilities as they grow older - Community Care | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Christine Towers explains how a new toolkit aims to help providers and staff improve care
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Looks like an interesting toolkit and worthwhile contribution

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NHS Doctors Banned From Labelling People With Learning Disabilities ‘Retarded’

NHS Doctors Banned From Labelling People With Learning Disabilities ‘Retarded’ | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
NHS doctors are still using words like retarded, morons and subnormal when describing people with learning disabilities.
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I must admit I found myself shocked - I know of other countries where this sort of language is still routine but thought we'd moved beyond that - Mark

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Kingston Council awards £11.7m learning disabilities contract to Stockport charity

Kingston Council awards £11.7m learning disabilities contract to Stockport charity | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Kingston Council awards £11.7m learning disabilities contract to Stockport charity
Kingston Guardian
A charity from Greater Manchester has won an £11.7m contract to help run Kingston's learning disability services.
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Unusual behaviour - Alzheimer's Society

Unusual behaviour - Alzheimer's Society | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer's Society carers advice sheet on how to deal with behaviour that is confusing, irritating or difficult to deal with,
leaving you feeling stressed, irritable or helpless.
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Useful factsheet from the Alzheimer's society on recognising unusual behaviour in Dementia sufferers

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Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

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Newstalk 106-108 fm Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease CNN (CNN) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the...
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Preliminary studies suggest blood test could predict Alzheimers

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Andrew Foster - My Afternoon as a Healthcare Assistant

Andrew Foster - My Afternoon as a Healthcare Assistant | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Your hospitals, your healthcare, our priority
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First of its kind 'The dementia guide' launched to help doctors provide support when people are diagnosed - Alzheimer's Society

First of its kind 'The dementia guide' launched to help doctors provide support when people are diagnosed - Alzheimer's Society | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society News - First of its kind 'The dementia guide' launched to help doctors provide support when people are diagnosed - A new booklet to help guide people with dementia and their carers through their journey with dementia is being...
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Bank leads the way in the fight against dementia creating 750 new Dementia Friends

Alzheimer's Society News - Bank leads the way in the fight against dementia creating 750 new Dementia Friends in one day - A group of 750 Lloyds Banking Group employees became Dementia Friends yesterday when they ...
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Proof that not all bankers are bad!

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CQC to introduce tough new standards for hospitals - Alzheimer's Society response

CQC to introduce tough new standards for hospitals - Alzheimer's Society response | Health & Social Care News | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society News - CQC to introduce tough new standards for hospitals - Alzheimer's Society response - A new scheme to improve standards in hospitals will be announced by the Care Quality Commission this week, according to reports.
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Much needed

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