GPs should urge patients ‘to go online’

86-year-old man caring for his disabled wife says ‘I am at breaking point’

As squeeze on social care funding intensifies

86-year-old man caring for his disabled wife says ‘I am at breaking point’ as squeeze on social care funding intensifies

Dementia victims ‘written off by families’

Relatives and care staff found to be too pessimistic about activities sufferers can manage which could worse the condition

  • Alzheimer’s disease sufferers worse when their families give up on them 
  • Families and care home staff believe sufferers cannot do leisure activities
  • Researchers found dementia sufferers benefited from regular stimulation
  • Patients suffer greater agitation when the illness progresses  

Elderly people with dementia are too readily written off by relatives and carers, research suggests.

A study of care home residents found staff and families were overly-pessimistic about the types of activities that relations and patients were capable off.

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