Alzheimer's, dementia and the campaign for dignity

Posted under Blog on March 5th, 2012 by Editorial Team / No Comments

A new draft report has stressed the need for change in regards to care of the elderly.

The report by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Confederation, Age UK and local Government Association says that dementia and Alzheimer sufferers are among the elderly who are most failed and neglected by the UK’s national care system.

It concludes that a one-size-fits-all model is not working with staff compassion and understanding replaced by tick lists and red tape.

The report highlights the importance of the individual and urges the care system to deliver its service with an improved level of dignity.

For example, empowering staff with dementia training will not only improve understanding but allow elderly to be cared for in a manner that is suitable to their needs; ensuring individual preferences, fears and personalities become the priority. 

Click here to read the Alzheimer’s Society comment

Tags: Alzheimer's, care, dementia, dignity, elderly, NHS



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