Dementia affects an increasing number of people: in 2012, 800,000 people in the UK had a form of dementia. The cost to the British economy, estimated at £23bn a year by the Alzheimer’s Society, is now greater than cancer, strokes and heart disease combined. Finding a solution that can both alleviate the pressures on society and allow people with dementia to live with dignity is crucial; this is why it should win the public vote to decide the focus of the Longitude prize 2014.
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“Small changes can be enormously meaningful to the life of a carer,” said Ben Bowers, Queen’s Nursing Community Cancer Nurse Specialist.
With the support of The Queen’s Nursing Institute, the RCN District Nursing Forum hosted this event to update delegates about best practice, and the tools available to enable community nurses to support carers more effectively. This includes the Carers Project – the foundation of which is a free online resource with seven modules including supporting carers, assessment of carers and end of life care.