This booklet has been designed for family or friends providing support for someone living with dementia who is experiencing difficulties with eating and drinking in the later stages. of Dementia. This booklet may help you to make decisions, provide care, plan for future care, and it may also help to guide discussions with health professionals. You may not want to read all of this information at this time but might wish to come back to this booklet at a later time.
Enabling a 'gold standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life
Sets out a vision for public health. Includes profiles which are a source of indicators across a wide range of health and well being themes. Indicators can be browsed at different geographical levels.
As someone with caring responsibilities we understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time and there will no doubt be questions and concerns that you have with regards to the continuing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on you and your loved ones. Given the recent announcement regarding the New National Restrictions from 5th November, the Public Health team at Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has updated their Guidance for Carers publication (COVID-19), providing a wealth of information, links and advice to support you in your caring role.
This tool has been designed to help health and social care professionals identify those who would benefit from a palliative approach to their care. Earlier identification has many advantages. It can allow people to make informed choices about what medical treatments and care they would like to receive, or not receive, and to prioritise things that are important to them when length of life may be short, or when the presence of irreversible illness has altered life for that person.
Patients with diabetes who are at the end of life, have a unique set of care needs, including those relating to health and social care. However end-of-life diabetes care has been recognised as an area lacking quality standards and guidance on best clinical practice. This is the third edition of this guidance, which aims to summarise a consistent but high-quality approach towards end-of-life care for people with diabetes by providing a series of clinical care recommendations. The documents have been endorsed by leading diabetes organisations including: NHS England, ABCD, TREND-UK, diabetesFrail, National Diabetes Nurse Consultants, PCDS and the RCN.
Macmillan provide physical, financial and emotional support to help you live life as fully as you can. Search for local support on the website “In your area”
As part of a campaign to help people talk about death Marie Curie has developed a whole section of the website dedicated to these conversations. There are also conversation cards, tips on having conversations, a planning checklist and more.
Palliative care doctor and author Kathryn Mannix argues that it's time to break the taboo that exists around death. Less than 4 minutes long, "in my humble opinion" it is very good
This Guide has been developed to support those working in end of life care deliver care services that respect human rights by providing accessible information about human rights and how they are relevant in an end of life care context.