No parking in the NHS?

‘Free’ nursing care has been promised. Simon Denegri asks whether the government has got the driveAuthor/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Money matters: a system fraught with glaring inequality

In the second of two articles, Barbara Pointon analyses the chaos of funding and benefits that rarely seem to help the people they are intended for, and asks again, ‘Whose service is it?’.Author/s: Barbara Pointon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

The crisis of care home closures

Budgets are tight, new standards have to be met – many care home owners have had enough. Madeline Armstrong reportsAuthor/s: Madeline Armstrong For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Popular solution that can offer “best value”

In this concluding article on the independent supported living project run by the Dementia Care Initiative in Newcastle, Rani Svanberg, Dr Moira Livingston, Carolyn Stephenson and Dr Andrew Fairbairn present some perspectives on its effectiveness and value.Author/s: Rani Svanberg, Moira Livingston, Carolyn Stephenson, Andrew Fairbairn For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

Clinton’s health plans win over consumers

The USA’s health system is ripe for reform; and President Clinton is preparing to introduce changes which could benefit the four million Americans with dementia, reports Simon Denegri.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Playing a long-ball game with health policy

Labour has kept a tight rein on finaces so far, but will have to give soon if it is to retain public confidence in its big ideas for the future, says Simon Denegri.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Launched with a quiet fanfare

Excitement was kept under firm control at the launch of the first UK drug for Alzheimer’s disease. For a lucky few it is certainly beneficial, but as potential demand is so huge, financial and ethical issues must be faced. Robert Short describes the effects and efficacy of donepezil (Aricept).Author/s: Robert Short For the full article … Read more

A small step forward

Aricept may be good news in the long term, but for now it will increase demands on hard-pressed services, writes Harry Cayton.Author/s: Harry Cayton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

No quick fix for a long-term problem

Financing long-term care is an issue close to the hearts of the voters of “middle England”, and thus high on the agenda of all political parties. But what solutions will they offer? Simon Denegri hunts for clues at the annual round of party conferences.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

The benefit system explained

Jill Walton sets out the benefits a person with dementia and/or their family carer may claim, explaining who is eligible for what.Author/s: Jill Walton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.