It aims to make shopping easier for people with anxiety or mental illness, those who are elderly or have disabilities, and those with dementia. It offers dedicated times where staff are aware of the needs of shoppers and greet them before helping them shop.
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There’s plenty not to love about being middle-aged. But by the time today’s forty- and fifty-somethings reach the age when they may develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, it’s likely we’ll know more about its early signs and probably have drugs to treat it.
Scientists have revealed that brain stimulation, not brain training, is essential in preventing cognitive decline. That means scrap Sudoku and learn a language!
A new dementia atlas, published by the government, reveals patchy NHS care for the condition across England.
While some regions on the map appear to meet national standards in terms of offering regular reviews and support, others fall short, says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
He said tackling the disease was a key priority and the new atlas should drive improvements.
Charities said the “postcode lottery” of care was unacceptable.
For more on this story visit the BBC website.
The performance of every care home in England can now be compared on an NHS website.
Homes have been added to My NHS, part the NHS Choices site, allowing users to leave ratings and reviews to help other people assess services.
Each care home is scored on its level of safety, staff turnover and food hygiene, among other standards.
The National Care Association said if information was not up to date, it could be “unfair” to care providers.
On the website, a database can be searched using a postcode, region or home name to check on facilities with or without nursing.
People can access:
- User reviews – including star ratings
- Care Quality Commission inspection ratings of care homes
- Food Hygiene Standard rating
- Levels of staff turnover
- Whether the home has a registered manager in post
- Key information such as location, services on offer, contact details
To check out care homes in England visit the My NHS website.