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    I am very excited actually. Why? Today’s the day it’s likely one of my Twitter followers becomes Labour’s new mayor. Time to draw a line under Boris Johnson’s suffocating air quality, and the perennial roadworks on the embankment meaning it takes me hours to trek across SE1. I am loath to use the word ‘radical’ in relation to something about Sadiq Khan, in case it looks as if I’ve taken a leaf out of Zac Goldsmith’s dogwhistle divisive offensive rulebook. But Sadiq Khan has a chance to help as London’s new mayor (and the result has not been announced yet […]
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    In the words of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, there are indeed “reasons to be cheerful” about the English dementia strategy. We need a strategy, but we need to think about the imperative for “the cure” while appearing to neglect finer details of care. Furthermore, the actual quality, as well as quantity, of diagnosis merits scrutiny. The need for a strategy Our English dementia strategy has some key prongs from the clinical perspective – prevention, diagnosis, care, support, palliative care/end of life approaches and cure. How these components are balanced has practical implications for funding and resource allocation. Underpinning this […]
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    Cameron’s hidden dementia taxes hit vulnerable hardest REVEALED: • Older and disabled people will pay an average of £655 more for home help this year compared to four years ago • Dial-a-ride transport services double in price over same period • ‘Meals on wheels’ cost 65p more – older people paying an extra £235 per year Government cuts to local authority care budgets have left the most vulnerable people in society paying spiralling charges for their own care. A Labour survey of council social care departments reveals the care charges older and disabled people will pay this year. Government cuts […]
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