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Is payment by diagnosis for dementia a good strategy?

There is a considerable furore surrounding the new proposal to pay GPs £55 for each dementia diagnosis. The Patients Association called it “a step too far” that would mean a “bounty on the head” of some patients ( 607 more words

Health Economics

Anger over 'cash for diagnoses' dementia plan

Family doctors will be paid £55 for every patient they diagnose with dementia under a new NHS England scheme which has been condemned as an “ethical travesty”. 67 more words

Dementia toolkits... Pah!

The Witch Doctor just needs to hear a whisper of the word “toolkit” and she loses the will to live.

So, can you imagine the effect that a… 642 more words

Dementia, Mistook, for Old Age

This, can be easily done, because with the onset of aging, we have the tendency, to become forgetful, and, when you get to a certain age, you would too, start, to remember things, less and less, which you’d taken, as a part, of the normal aging process, but, it might not be. 127 more words


Starting to Forget

She’s starting to forget these days, first, it’s the smaller things, forgetting to turn off the lights when she heads off to bed at night, or, how she’d left her keys when she leaves home in the daytime……… 172 more words

Properties Of Life

We garb up and glove up and mask up. But we do not give up. Thoughts on Ebola. From a nurse. #SupportTheScrubs

I’m a nurse.

So I get it.

More than most folks in this country right now, I dare say my co-workers and fellow nurses around the country, we get it. 281 more words


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Memories at hand

Standing in the aisle of a dark and chilly bus, I hung on tight to the grab bar with both gloved hands this morning.

I was glad to find a pair of tired wool gloves still resting in my pockets from last fall. 279 more words