Lessons in the "CareHomes" Category

What are the best and worst end-of-life care countries in the world?

Today, we are going to talk about what are the best and worst countries in the world for end-of-life care. It’s a bit of a morbid subject talking about death. Unless we die in an accident, have a heart attack or massive stroke, we will all face the moment at some point in our lives. Perhaps we should think about where we might want to pop off?

End-of-life care is important. Many of us will die long before we get to this point. Those of us that don’t might be looked after by our children or grandchildren - assuming we have some that is. We might get home help and social help. When these aren’t enough we end up in care homes. These can be state run or privately run. The latter cost an arm-and-a-leg, whichever country you live in.

Britain’s dementia shame: 50,000 forced into care homes

Getting old is a thing most people dread. As we get old people develop different forms of illnesses. ‘Pill popping’ becomes the norm. Young people take little notice of the old, preferring to enjoy life. Yet one day they too will become old.

One particular illness older people suffer from is dementia. The most common is either Alzheimer’s disease, in which brain cells deteriorate or vascular dementia that is caused by the supply of blood to the brain. About 75% of people diagnosed with dementia will have either one or the other or a combination of both.

Category: England / Healthcare / Dementia