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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has issued new guidance for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, particularly as frontline practitioners and team managers. The guidance shows you how you can use the online…
A veteran Labour peer will not stand trial for historic sex abuse allegations because of the "severity" of his dementia. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the allegations against Lord Greville Janner QC, 86, are "extremely serious" and the evidence against him would have warranted a criminal trial. But his…
People with depression have a 83% greater risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested. Those with both depression and type 2 diabetes had a 117% higher risk, the research carried out in the United States found, while those with type 2 diabetes alone had a 20% greater chance. A…
More than half a million pounds worth of funding has been awarded to Age Scotland to raise awareness of dementia and promote early intervention among older people in Scotland. Funding has come from the Life Changes Trust and the £515,000 funding will help Age Scotland ensure that more older people…
The amount of money spent on research into dementia and stroke in the UK is still far too low, health experts have said. Analysis of funding for research into the four main causes of death and disability in the UK - cancer, heart disease, dementia and stroke - found just…
Obese middle-aged people are nearly 30% less likely to develop dementia than those of a healthy weight, a study has revealed. It also found that underweight people of the same age were a third more likely to develop the condition than those who had a healthy body mass index (BMI).…
Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has been accused of making "disgraceful" and "ill-informed" remarks about dementia patients by a leading charity. The reality TV star is well-known for her outspoken and provocative comments, with some of her latest tweets referring to dementia sufferers "blocking beds". "Dementia sufferers should not be blocking…
A new £1m to plan to recruit new primary care support workers to help people diagnosed with dementia has been unveiled as part of a new Welsh Government drive to tackle the disease. Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford also today said he wants health boards to work towards…
Nominations are now open for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015 taking place on World Alzheimer’s Day, 24 September in Glasgow. The Awards are organised in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council. The event provides an opportunity for professionals and communities,…
Care home staff need greater training to deal with residents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transexual (LGBT) and living with dementia, a new report claims. The ‘Over the Rainbow’ report says those people are often living in “double isolation” and need better support to ensure their identities are not…
Is there a link between vitamin B12 deficiency and dementia? Are the increasing incidences of dementia associated with the digital revolution? These and other questions were posed to a panel of experts by the public during a dementia Question Time event at the University of Reading last week. University researchers…
A global figure in the field of dementia study has joined the University of Exeter to lead a new Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). Professor Linda Clare, who is particularly known for her pioneering research on the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage…