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Special Report on elderly care.

http://www.channel4.com/news/growing-cr ... m-revealed

Thank god it is all now out in the open!
I was very pleased to read this, "Code of conduct to be drafted for care workers" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-15760864 Not so pleased with this statement]In February, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley ruled out compulsory registration for care workers and scrapped the last government's plans f...
Malc, Is the coordinator a continuing healthcare nurse trained in mental healthcare? If this is not the case then I would suggest you request a contact number for a specialist mental health nurse, because your wife is entitled to continuous assessments according to NICE guidance, (and she doesn’t ha...
Malc, Mum went through this stage and it was terrible to watch so my advice is to contact the CPN or Doctor to get proper medical advice . Your wife may well be suffering from visual hallucinations due to the progression of dementia. "Visual hallucinations can be simple or complex, and can be as div...
For those of you who don’t use twitter and would like to keep up with the latest news on human rights, dementia, disability and so on, this is my favourite blogger.
http://www.equalanddiverse.co.uk/dement ... d-at-home/
The one thing that helped me through the different stages of bereavement was Mindful Meditation. Clinical Psychologist guided mindfulness meditation Acceptance of Thoughts and Feelings Part 1 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-TDOgstSE Part 2 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3D_Bii ... ure=...
Thanks Susannah for posting the link.

I am so pleased to see a charity taking the initiative to do something for bereaved carers - generally we are forgotten about.
I don't mean to be rude but had to post this before I lost the link. Well the big day is almost here, last chance to speakout 'Hardest Hit Campaign'. 2m disabled people risk losing welfare support in 'tick-box medical test' http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/ ... um=twitter To quote the DWP "Thi...
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"Steve Macintosh, from Carers UK, said that when caring ended it can be "a real shock to the system". The charity is calling for a revamp of the social care and benefits system so there is more support for former carers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-15346704 The statement made by th...