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More than half of those seeking a diagnosis for dementia have delayed going to their GP by at least a year, according to a survey carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society.
The charity says nearly two-thirds of people fear a diagnosis would mean their life is over.
But it says an early diagnosis can actually help people to live as well as possible.
And it wants everyone to confront head-on the challenges posed by dementia.
In a survey of 2,000 adults, almost half thought they would have to stop driving immediately while one in five feared losing their partner or friends if they were diagnosed with dementia.
Nearly 60% thought they would struggle to join in conversations and almost half worried people would think they were “mad” if faced with a diagnosis.
But the charity said these myths about dementia were stopping people from getting the best possible treatment and also preventing them from planning for the future.
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Everycare Eastbourne have been presented with an award by homecare.co.uk
as one of the top ten home care providers in the South East for 2016.
Andy Taylor, Managing Director said ‘the award is all the more special as it is based upon client feedback. It recognises the fact that there is some great care out there provided by some conscientious and caring staff. This award recognises them and all their hard work and we are incredibly proud to have won it’
Everycare Eastbourne provides home care and live in care services across Eastbourne and the surrounding
Fourteen doctors leaders’ have written to George Osborne asking for further funding for social care in today’s Budget.
In a letter to the chancellor, they said cuts in social care funding were putting real pressure on the NHS.
And they said investing in social care was “vital to the success of the NHS”.
The government said it was already giving local authorities access to up to £3.5bn of new funding for adult social care by 2019-20.
The signatories to the letter are led by Clare Marx, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and include the leaders of a number of royal medical colleges and societies.
In their letter to the chancellor, they describe health and social care as “two sides of the same coin”.
The letter describes the impact of an underfunded social care system on the NHS, saying patients fit to be discharged are unable to leave hospital because social support is unavailable at home.
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Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, acting like statins for the brain.
In experiments on worms, University of Cambridge researchers identified drugs which prevented the very first step towards brain cell death.
They now want to match up drugs with specific stages of the disease.
Experts said it was important to find out if these drugs could work safely in humans.
Statins are taken by people to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and the Cambridge research team says its work may have unearthed a potential “neurostatin” to ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Genetically programmed worms
Rather than treating the symptoms of the disease, a neurostatin could be used as a preventative measure to stop the condition appearing in the first place.
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