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Information on Eating and Drinking – Information for family and friends as dementia progresses towards the end of life produced by Marie Curie
14th June 2021

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.

Gold Standards Framework
24th April 2021

Enabling a 'gold standard' of care for all people nearing the end of life

National Public Health Profiles
24th April 2021 | Source: Public Health England

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.

COVID-19: Guidance for Carers
30th November 2020 | Source: Lincolnshire County Council

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.

Palliative Care Identification Tools Compared
24th June 2020 | Source: Healthcare Improvement Scotland 2018

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.

End of Life Diabetes Care – Clinical Care Recommendations
19th February 2020 | Source: Diabetes.org.uk

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.

Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you. Macmillan
13th November 2019 | Source: Macmillan

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”

Talkabout – the online resource for the public. Marie Curie
13th November 2019

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.

Dying is not as bad as you think – video
23rd October 2018 | Source: BBC

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

End of Life Care and Human Rights: A Practitioner’s Guide
1st May 2018 | Source: British Institute of Human Rights

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.

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