Posted on: 26/08/2016
Thinking about the end of yours or a loved one’s life can be an emotive and difficult subject, but once broached many people feel that taking control of their end of life care and what happens after they die makes them feel much better, and enables them to make the most of the time they have left.
End of life care provides support for people who are in the last few months or years of their life. The purpose is to help people live as well as possible until they die and to enable them...News
Posted on: 25/08/2016
Alzheimers disease is often thought of as a disease of older people, but around 4% of people with the disease are under 65. It usually affects people in their 40s, 50s and early 60s.
Alzheimers disease develops when proteins build up in the brain to form structures called 'plaques' and 'tangles'. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia in younger people and may affect 30 to 35 per cent of younger people with dementia.
Posted on: 24/08/2016
In March 2015 the NHS confederation, a membership organisation that speaks for the whole health care system, commissioned a study looking at the challenges of providing urgent care for our ageing population. It brings together experts from across the care system, who have a shared purpose of making care better for older people. The aim of the Commission was to produce guidance for people involved in designing care for older people.
Posted on: 23/08/2016
Could an Anti Inflammatory Drug Hold the Key to Effective Treatment for Alzheimer’s?
Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK, with Alzheimer’s disease accounting for 62% of people diagnosed. There is currently no known cure, and the disease costs the UK economy £30,000 per person affected per year.