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Atrium Notebook Experts can't agree about deprivation of liberty

Dementia patients let down despite promises

...a major study has found that the experts making [decisions about deprivation of liberty] cannot agree which kinds of cases require such legal protection.

The research, by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, asked 26 mental health professionals and eminent lawyers to assess 12...

18/11/2011 - 3:31am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Caring for people with dementia on hospital wards

Counting the cost: caring for people with dementia on hospital wards

Alzheimer’s Society collected quantitative and qualitative evidence via a questionnaire from the following groups:

- Carers: 1,291 responses received

- Nursing staff: 657 responses received

- Nurse/ward managers: 479 responses received.

 

  • 47% of carer respondents said that being...
18/11/2011 - 3:26am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Dementia care 'human rights' call

Urgent action should be taken to protect the human rights of people with dementia in care homes

About 65,000 people in Scotland have dementia and about 40% are in care homes or hospitals.

The Care Commission and Mental Welfare Commission visited a sample of homes between August and March and detailed their findings in a report, Remember I'm Still Me.

It said before the...

18/11/2011 - 3:09am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook ‘Torture’ nurse is struck off

A NURSE who was jailed for ‘torturing’ an 85-year-old dementia sufferer in a care home has been struck off.The case of David Hill, 49, went before a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing. He was jailed for six months last year for the sickening abuse.At the time the Star reported how Hill, formerly of Cowley Hill Lane, tormented Dorothy Tunstall while working at Victoria Nursing Home, in Rainford.Hill, clinical manager of the 30-bed unit, squirted the resident with water from a...

09/09/2011 - 3:02am
Ellie Keen
Atrium Notebook Older people

News stories relating to older people

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28/08/2011 - 3:54pm
Ellie Keen