Daily News Roundup – 26 February 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Dementia affects ‘80% of care home residents’

BBC News

More than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland now have dementia or severe memory problems, the Alzheimer’s Society charity estimates.

Most dementia patients in care homes ‘do not have a good quality of life’

The Guardian

Fewer than half of people with dementia living in care homes enjoy a good quality of life, a charity has warned, as it revealed that record numbers of people in care homes have the condition.

How the voluntary sector can save an overstretched NHS

The Guardian – healthcare network

There should be more discussion around the potential for voluntary organisations to complement the NHS, says chief executive of Sue Ryder.

St Vincent’s Hospice helped us talk about life

Evening Times

A mum living with the devastating effects of a brain tumour is backing a drive to raise funds for the hospice which has supported her through her illness.

Palliative care and chronic pain: time for a rethink?


There is a revolution in palliative care. No longer just for those with advanced and often-incurable illness, individuals receiving palliative care may have a prognosis of years if not decades. We are starting to see this revolution occur all around us with the development of outpatient clinics that integrate palliative care at the time of a diagnosis of serious illness.

Care home or care at home: why clients’ best interests must decide

Community Care

People with dementia are being placed in care homes prematurely because professionals are not complying with the Mental Capacity Act, says consultant social worker Elmari Bishop.

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