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  • JDC Asks...

    JDC Asks...

    The ‘JDC asks’ column invites a varied and interesting line-up of contributors to consider topical issues. For the November/December 2019 issue we asked: "What is your top priority for changing the care system to better meet the needs of people with dementia from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups?"

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News Update

  • Discrimination for employees with dementia

    Discrimination for employees with dementia

    29.11.19 The poor experiences of people whose dementia begins while they are still employed were highlighted by Dr Susan Richardson, who spoke to the Young Dementia Annual Conference last week about her research on work after a diagnosis of dementia. “Our findings were that the experience of exiting employment, even post-diagnosis, is not always good since the financial package may not be enough to keep them living well and there is a lot of work still to be done in practice on people’s legal rights,” said Dr Richardson, senior lecturer at Huddersfield University. Interviews were done with 27 human resources (HR) professionals, union representatives and managers in the research, which found that people with YOD sometimes had to leave their jobs on performance management grounds rather than health grounds because medical reports could not be obtained.

  • App overview shows 'greater role' for digital tech in care homes

    App overview shows 'greater role' for digital tech in care homes

    28.11.19 A useful overview of apps to help people with dementia was published by the Guardian last week, which says that the care sector has been slow to pick up on the potential of digital technology.
    Pete Dowds, chief executive of care provider Elder, tells the Guardian: “There will be a million people living with dementia by 2025. It’s clear that digital technology and the use of AI in care homes can play a much greater role.” Here is a link to the article.

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  • Young Dementia Annual Conference 2019

    Young Dementia Annual Conference 2019

    20th November 2019 - St Giles Hotel, London

    The Journal of Dementia Care in association with the Division of Psychiatry, University College London (UCL), are pleased to deliver the Young People Living with Dementia Conference: Towards equity and excellence in clinical support. Join us at the St Giles Hotel, London on 20th November, 2019 for this informative and specialised one-day conference. For more info click HERE.

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