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Dementia Action Week: social care's essential role

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For pretty much every major disease or human condition, there is a social care dimension. For many reasons, some of them cultural and institutional, this vital thread in the wider web of health and care is frequently lost, as attention tends to be focused on the more clinical aspects of an innovation or strategy. Dementia care is no different.

What social care reform could and should mean for people with dementia

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Social care is vital for people with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society has been calling for social care reform for a long time and welcomed the opportunity to participate in two South West roundtable events, arranged by the Department of Health and Social Care, to discuss what they and other care sector organisations want to see from this process.

Social care recruitment and the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for many colleagues working in the social care sector, making retention and recruitment more important than ever. Vida Healthcare's Bernadette Mossman explains how she and her colleagues have been encouraging vaccination among their staff.

Coronavirus, caution and the comfort of experience

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Like many of us, care home manager, Lesley Griffiths, could not have envisaged the enormous impact coronavirus would have on the care sector and our wider communities. Managing a large residential nursing home suddenly became a daunting task. Lesley shares fears, learning curves and hopes for the future.

Improving the quality of dementia care

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Brain scan of a dementia patient

How can NICE recommendations improve the quality of care for those diagnosed with dementia? Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Health and Social Care Director for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), shares her views on their latest impact report on dementia care.

Learning disability, dementia and the support to live well with both

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As the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities increase, so too does their risk of developing conditions such as dementia. Emma Killick, Director of Adult Services for learning disabilities charity MacIntyre  explains how her organisation is working to raise …