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‘Family carers are the bridge between people with dementia and the world’

Louise Hunt explores the progress made since the launch of John’s Campaign for the right of family carers to support people with dementia

Louise Hunt explores the progress made since the launch of John’s Campaign for the right of family carers to support people with dementia

It is three years since John’s Campaign launched with the goal of making hospitals and other care settings as welcoming and accessible to family and carers of people with dementia as they are to parents of children.

In that time, 1,150 care settings across the UK have pledged to remove all restrictions on visiting access and to embrace a positive and collaborative attitude towards family carers.

‘In every country of the UK there appears to be a majority acceptance of the John’s Campaign principle in hospitals, though there is a long way to go in other areas of the healthcare system,’ stated a progress report published on the campaign website in November 2017.

Now its founders, Julia

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