Category Archives: dementia

Relatives of dementia sufferers who die in care homes having to wait months

New rules say state inquests into the deaths must take place prior to a funeral

Relatives of dementia sufferers who pass away in care homes are being forced to wait months to bury loved ones because of new rules.

Families are being caught up by regulations that require state inquests into the deaths of many Alzheimer’s sufferers before funerals can take place – even when there is little mystery over the cause of death.

Our life under the shadow of Alzheimer’s

 As Dementia Awareness Week ends, 33-year-old MATT KELLY tells how his family coped when his mother was diagnosed with early onset dementia at just 54.

My parents, Gillian and Martin Kelly, met at a pub called The Bell, in Northfield, Birmingham.

Martin was fresh home from his travels across Europe and was out with mutual friends; it was the perfect blend of love at first sight and right place, right time.

New Holt-based service offers home respite for dementia carers

23 April 2015

By karen bethell

Home visiting service volunteers Caroline Baker, Bob Chaplow and Pat Cox (front, from left) with (back, from left) Holt and District Dementia Support Group chairman Wendy Richley and home visiting service co-ordinator Eleanor Sidgwick. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia has been launched at Holt, following the success of a weekly drop-in support group opened last year in St Andrew’s Church meeting room.

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