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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Call for dementia training

27th November 2007

A survey by the Alzheimer's Society has suggested that many dementia patients in care homes lack interaction with other people.

3,500 people took part in the research, including relatives of those with dementia, care home staff and managers. Some patients were found to spend "less than two minutes in every six hours talking to staff or other residents".

Health Minister Ivan Lewis said a "new strategy" would be published in 2008 which "will include a clear focus on improving the quality of care in nursing homes ensuring staff have the necessary expertise and sensitivity".

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