myageingparent.com

myageingparent.com provides FREE easily accessible information, advice and sign-posting to help to those caring for elderly parents or relatives by providing all the information they need in one place. The site is a comprehensive guide to all of the areas people might want information about when caring for the elderly: • Keeping the elderly active and healthy: advice on food and nutrition, exercise, alternative therapies and beauty • Keeping the elderly busy: advice on activities, hobbies and how technology can help through using computers and tablet • Finance advice : care budgets, pensions, allowances, assessments and local authority funding • Legal advice: wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorney, disability and probate • Care options: accommodation options, care at home, assessments • Age-related medical issues: overview of conditions and advice on where to get help • How to cope: dealing with bereavement, family and siblings and funerals • Shop: contains all the essentials for assisting the elderly • Forum: chance to share worries and advice with others • Directory: helpful professionals working with the elderly myageingparent.com works with health professionals, lawyers, accountants and charities to ensure the best information is always available and the site is constantly updated. myageingparent.com is: • An affiliate member of the Society of Later Life Advisors (SOLLA) • A member of Age Action Alliance

Updated:
10 February 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Finance, Health, Medical, Membership Organisations, Recreation, Retail, Voluntary Sector, Other

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

www.myageingparent.com is committed to improving the lives of people living dementia and those of their carers. We provide relevant UK advice and information for people living with dementia and their carers to help them lead as full lives as possible, increase their quality of life and help with coping. We link to organisations all over the UK to provide the best and most comprehensive information resource for families with dementia in the UK. These include charities, doctors and many other organisations. We will support our partners in developing their services and sharing good practice, and will seek to find practical ways to make services more accessible to people with dementia and carers.  We work hard to promote the issue of dementia and highlight the need for all organisations and society as a whole to work towards practical and helpful solutions to the right care.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  • Making people aware of the many organisations in the UK who can help with dementia and helping people with dementia and their carers understand that they are not alone.
  • Highlighting the growing numbers of people with dementia.

Member contacts

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2. Actions

  • To continue to support dementia care and highlight concerns and innovations

    We will continue to build on our current link with dementia organisations in the UK and to discuss diagnoses, treatments and coping strategies,

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We have two main section son our website dealing with recognising and managing dementia. We work with organisations all acroos the UK and beyond to share and disseminate information and to support those families whose relatives are suffering with dementia. Our online forum allows people to ask questions and share experiences and advice.

  • To increase our breadth of help and information for people with dementia

    To continue to work with dementia professionals to increase the amount of helpful information we can provide on dementia

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member.

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  • To support dementia campaigns in the UK

    To work with dementia organisations to promote dementia campaigns. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member. 

  • To raise awareness via our website and social media channels

    To continue to build awareness of dementia issues. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member. 

  • To raise awareness of and give advice on assistive technology

    To continue to highlight relevant assistive technology to help with dementia. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member. 

  • To raise awareness of the role of technology in general

    To continue to highlight and educate sufferers and carers on the role technology can have in coping with dementia. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member. 

  • To allow people living with dementia and their carers to share experiences

    To continue to use our forum to allow people with dementia and their carers to share concerns and experiences. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Third Quarter Update

    New member.