IT IS hugely positive that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and community pharmacists are to work together to help protect vulnerable older people, particularly those in the early stages of dementia from being injured or killed in house fires.
As our population ages and dementia becomes a greater public health problem there will be an ever-growing need for such partnerships.
For too long older people suffering from this cruel disease have been sidelined by an overburdened welfare state.
Anything that strengthens the support network on which they depend can only be a good thing. (more…)