October News round-up01 Oct 2014
Top stories this week: via - Dementia Friends, The Independent, My Ageing Parent, The Guardian
Understand more about dementia, and the ways you can help.
People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends. And anybody can become a Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.
People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so....
Find out more at dementiafriends.org.uk
Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult and challenging. To help you, Jewish Care has produced a handy booklet which offers some top tips on caring for someone living with dementia....
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GPs will have to provide patients with seven-day-a-week access to services by 2020, David Cameron will announce today as the Tories attempt to counter Labour’s attack on their NHS record....
Read more at independent.co.uk
Helping older people adjust to nursing home
Moving an ageing parent or loved one into a nursing home is never going to be an easy decision for anyone. However, for the sake of a parent’s general wellbeing, it is a decision which often has to be made. For some elderly people, deteriorating health or even dementia can prompt their family members to look for a nursing home, as the care they so desperately need cannot be given at home....
See more at myageingparent.com
It's amazing what you can achieve when no one cares who gets the credit
As the Scout Association embarks on its four year strategy, the chief executive tells us why partnerships are key to their success....
Read more at theguardian.com