(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie

Written by Ming Ho in 2015… I have put off writing this for a long time – an episode I’d rather forget. But as August has come around again, the city familiarly desolate, friends posting happy family snaps from far-flung beaches and villas, I find myself back in the bleak summer of 2011: the year IContinue reading “(Dementia Just Ain’t) Sexy: My Biggest Lie”

Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful

July 15, 2021 Separating people with dementia from their families leads to emotional distress and can trigger the worsening of clinical symptoms, write Aida Suárez-González and Jules Storr. During the past year, while the mode of transmission of covid-19 was under intense debate and international discussion, untold harms were taking place as a result ofContinue reading “Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful”

Supporting People living with dementia in Extra Care Housing

ABOUT THE PROJECT Extra Care Housing is an increasingly popular form of housing for older people, often as a preferred alternative to a care home. Many people appreciate the independence that having their own apartment within an Extra Care Housing scheme can offer, while also being able to access help and support, enjoying opportunities forContinue reading “Supporting People living with dementia in Extra Care Housing”

Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

Maarit Heinonen-SmithAssociate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21 Exploring the vertical retirement village concept Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independentContinue reading “Vertical retirement villages: On the up!”

Social care reform: it’s more than just money

Clive Bowman, Residential Forum member, has a new blog on the website of the International Longevity Centre UK. An interesting contribution that focuses on the particular challenges around care homes and older people. The propositions are both directed at the systems and as well as the structures of social care. They are big and boldContinue reading “Social care reform: it’s more than just money”

The Father

The Father eventually unravels itself sufficiently for the viewer to read the situation clearly, even if poor Anthony can’t. By the time he’s found himself alone in a nursing home, we understand what’s happened to him, and the situation is all the more heartrending because Anthony is very much himself. Source: https://film-authority.com/2021/06/10/the-father/

Providers of housing with care can better support people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing

A report published by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium, titled provisions for people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing settings in the UK, describes an online survey to explore the provisions, policies and procedures relating to people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing within the UK. Informed by findings collected through aContinue reading “Providers of housing with care can better support people living with dementia in Extra Care Housing”

Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy

An observational study (2015) in English institutions over a 4-year period | BMJ Open PDF Strengths and limitations of this study To our knowledge, this is the first UK study to examine long-term impact of a national policy initiative on antipsychotic prescribing in carehomes. The samples studied are many times those of other UK antipsychoticContinue reading “Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes before and after launch of a national dementia strategy”

An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 August 2019 Janeet Rondon-Sulbaran ,Jean Daly-Lynn ,Brendan McCormack ,Assumpta Ryan  and Suzanne Martin Abstract The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of family carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation (TESA). The paper explores the informalContinue reading “An exploration of the experiences of informal carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation”

Housing for Dementia and Integrated Care in the Netherlands

This case study looks at two contrasting examples of accommodation for older people in the Netherlands, comparing the successful care of dementia, as exemplified by De Hogeweyk, a ‘Dementia Village’, with accommodation for independent living with integrated care as exemplified by the award winning Pelgromhof project. Read in full at Source: CPA-International-Case-Study-4-Housing-and-Dementia-Care-in-the-Netherlands.pdf