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Good morning everyone , Dionne from priory court care home Epsom
morning. Tom from Belfast. My wife is in a care home with dementia
I agree with Paul, I was once a domiciliary carer and had to leave for that exact reason
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Good morning. How do you see the role of social care in supporting you to live the life you want to live? What does good care look like for you? Thank you. Sian from Alzheimer's Society
Great question Sian
Paul is right about those who care for people with dementia being undervalued. This also applies to staff who look after our relatives in care homes who are also underpaid and undertrained and undervalued. Will the PM ever again mention reforming social care for people needing care?
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very informative Frances, thank you, you have given me ideas to work with my residents , Dionne
Really important point, Nigel, about involving people in designing the services for them.
yes, it has to come down to involving people with dementia, right from the outset - planning and design
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Deepness Dementia Radio:
Hello everyone. Thank you for organising a webinar on such an important topic. I’m a PhD student, evaluating paying for care, specifically for people living with dementia in Wales. I would like to ask, from your perspective, do you think the assessment processes a person has to go through to receive home care and/or residential care (e.g. local authority needs assessment/financial assessment, NHS funded nursing care and/or NHS continuing healthcare), needs to be cured? Many reports have called for a social care funding reform but what about the eligibility assessments – are there issues with the assessment? Do they need to change?
When my wife was in the early days and had 'MIld Cognitive Impairment' She got good medical care from her GP and the memory doctor. But there was nothing backing that up. No specialist nurses or other professionals. The Social Workers seemed only to be interested in keeping people out of care homes or nursing homes. Thats not a bad objective but they do not have many resources available to make it happen. To be fair to the SWs they also are finding it difficult to deliver anything other than the most basic social care which translate to very underpaid and undertrained staff to provide care in peoples homes and in care homes.
Deepness Dementia radio is an Internet Station set up by a person living with DementiaI currently do 5 Programmes"Our Rights" is a weekly programme looking at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."Musical Memories" is aweekly hour of music I have listened to over the years"Rock Show" is a weekly 2 hour Rock Show in support of "World Rocks Against Dementia 2021""Meet The Professionals" this week interviewing a Consultant Admiral Nurse for Dementia Action Week"Dementia Speaks" next week talking to Kate SwafferOther people living with Dementia do their own programmes including Ronald Amanze who does a Jazz programmeTo listen or check the schedule go to:https://www.deepnessdementiamedia.com/deepness-dementia-radioIf you have Alexa say “Alexa play Deepness Radio”Or get the Soundgarden app on your devices.
That was very insightful Maq
There's a big need to "actively listen" to people living with dementia at all stages
leanne People with dementia should not have to pay for their care and this should be funded in the same way as every other long term health issue . Dementia is a brain disease and is not a social disease. I dont know what a social disease is?
Well said Frances
well said Frances
Thank you Thomas. I agree with you.
This has been a wonderful webinar. Thank you panel
Real perfect mix of improvement ideas in Dementia Care
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Really insightful, as always.
Thanks All - this was really interesting
Great insights thank you so much
Thank you all.
I watched this again earlier today - brilliant!
Thanks everyone for a very powerful session today
What is the link, please, to share this amazing clip with others?
thank you guys , really enjoy
Thank you all so much for sharing your information. lovely video.
Thank you all the panelists