Tag Archives: Parkinson’s disease

Coroner calls for lessons to be learned following Norfolk man’s death

 

Coroner calls for lessons to be learned following Norfolk man’s death in ‘horrific’ circumstances

By PETER WALSH Thursday, June 30, 2011

 10.07 AM

A coroner has demanded lessons be learned after social services failed to check on an 82-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who was then found dead in “horrific” circumstances.

Social services staff were supposed to check on Kenneth Mills four times a day, but they failed to do so and his son faced the “terrible trauma” of finding his father dead and his frail mother lying in her own urine next to him.

Angela Rippon CARERS Week Interview 2011

ANGELA RIPPON CARERS WEEK INTERVIEW

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TV presenter Angela Rippon talks about Carers Week, and her experience as a carer for her mother.

Neurology care 'is lacking' for UK patients

7 June 2011 Last updated at 01:56

Neurology care ‘is lacking’ for UK patients  By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News

Expert services are needed locally, says the report
Services for neurological conditions are poorly organised and do not meet patients’ needs, says a report.

The Royal College of Physicians and the Association of British Neurologists say many patients with conditions like epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease are unable to access specialist care.

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