September 12, 2013 in Daily links
Front-line faltering in Alzheimer’s battle: Goar (Toronto Star)
Andrea Nicholson winces when she hears nurses, home care workers and therapists speak to people with dementia in a babyish voice. “And how are we today?” she says, raising her voice an octave and patting an imaginary senior’s arm.
NURSE IN THE KNOW: Planning for the needs of aging parents (Burnaby Newsletter)
Few families are aware that medical and non-medical care exists beyond the four walls of the hospital. It’s important for family caregivers to utilize available resources in the community, like private home care, to lessen the burdens of care.
Giving older people a voice- the case for an Older People’s Commissioner for England – Report (Centre Forum)
Every day older people in England face a number of challenges around vulnerability, abuse, poverty, housing, health and transport which remain inadequately addressed by policymakers. Equally, older people’s contribution to society, including an estimated £4 billion in unpaid voluntary care and up to £34 billion in unpaid social care, is frequently undervalued or overlooked.