Elderly people often feel there is no reliable alternative to hospital, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said, as he called for improved care from GPs.
Two-thirds of people aged 80 or over could be diagnosed with dementia in future because doctors are subjecting patients to needless investigation for and potentially damaging treatment of the disease, according to experts writing in the British Medical Journal.
The local authority’s Dementia Gateway initiative is now supporting a large number of people to live well at home.
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A two-week exhibition to raise awareness of the work of Weston Hospice care is now underway at Burnham’s Princess Theatre and Arts Centre, with a talk and ‘meet the artists’ sessions scheduled for next week.
For its first telephone campaign to get supporters to sign up to make regular monthly gifts, clinical staff and volunteers from Trinity Hospice in Clapham, south London, took to the phones as part of a ‘telethon’.
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State of the art technology has been donated to children at a Hampton hospice by Lifelites charity. A range of new gadgets including an art touch-screen, movement-sensor, iPads, and gaming consoles, have been installed at Shooting Star Chase in Hampton.