What do you know and think about dementia? The largest ever global survey on attitudes around dementia

A team of us at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), led by my colleague Sara Evans-Lacko, have been commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to carry out the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes around dementia. Results of the survey will form the basis for the next World Alzheimer Report, to be released … Continue reading What do you know and think about dementia? The largest ever global survey on attitudes around dementia

Responding to the challenge of dementia by funding long-term care: BBC World Service podcast

The impacts and large costs of dementia are a major challenge and one that is growing fast, all over the world. There are many things that can be done to address this challenge. It is very good that there is increasing awareness of this challenge at political level all over the world, as shown by … Continue reading Responding to the challenge of dementia by funding long-term care: BBC World Service podcast

San Francisco and the other side of luck

I'm in San Francisco for a large and very important conference on ageing, the IAGG (International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology), a great opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. It is also a spectacular city, with wonderful quirks and extraordinary views. But it is a city full of people whose untreated mental health problems have … Continue reading San Francisco and the other side of luck

Any hope for Cinderella? Long-term care financing in England

Long-term care social insurance is not a perfect mechanism, yet it may be the most robust way to meet the needs of increasing numbers of older people, as it brings additional funds. Our long-term care Cinderella is growing and needs her own source of income, or she will be condemned to perpetual emaciation as she cannot win the fight for food against her more powerful step-sisters.

El finançament de serveis d’atenció de llarga durada: Participació al Fòrum Rosa Virós 2016 “per què som tan desiguals? Aprenent dels millors models predistributius”

Estic molt agraïda d'haver pogut participar al "Fòrum Rosa Virós 2016: per què som tan desiguals? Aprenent dels millors models predistributius", organitzat per la CUIMPB - Centre Ernest Lluch a Barcelona el 22 i 23 de Novembre del 2016, i especialment, va ser un plaer compartir la taula amb Ester Sarquella, de qui sempre aprenc molt. … Continue reading El finançament de serveis d’atenció de llarga durada: Participació al Fòrum Rosa Virós 2016 “per què som tan desiguals? Aprenent dels millors models predistributius”

Matching dementia policy aspirations with funding realities: a role for social insurance?

The more we learn about all the things that we can do to help people affected by dementia to live well, the more pressing it becomes to find a way to bring more funding into the dementia care system. This additional funding is needed not just to keep up an increase numbers of people affected … Continue reading Matching dementia policy aspirations with funding realities: a role for social insurance?

Music in advanced dementia, how do we cost and value pure joy?

In a world of finite resources, the economist job is, in principle, to help make decisions about how best to spend the resources that we have. In the case of people with dementia, we are working on trying to understand how best to spend increasingly pressured health and social care budgets... and perhaps we are … Continue reading Music in advanced dementia, how do we cost and value pure joy?