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Month: July 2012

Audit shows reduction in antipsychotic medication prescribed to people with dementia

Posted in Public Policy

This week saw the publication of results from the National Dementia & Antipsychotic Prescribing Audit 2012. The report, available in pdf format covers the period from 2006 to 2011. The report notes a decrease in the numbers and percentage of people with dementia in England receiving a prescription of antipsychotic…

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Government Publishes Plans for Reforming Social Care

Posted in Care Regulation, Public Policy, and Social Care Reform

The Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley has today announced the publication of the Government’s plans for comprehensive reform of the social care system. The Department of Health have launched a website about the proposals, where you can find out more detailed information about these reforms, which are hailed…

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Report on Early Diagnosis

Posted in Care Regulation, and Public Policy

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia today published their report ‘Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia’. The APPG is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia, and chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross. The APPG aims…

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Talk about communication at Global Health Congress, Milan

Posted in Dementia Project News

The 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research has just been held at the Universita Cattolica in Milan in Italy. The congress brought together qualitative researchers from many different backgrounds, including nursing, occupational therapy, nutrition and psychology and from many different countries, including Canada, the US, the UK, Japan, Austria,…

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