Healthcare at Home: Understanding out of hospital dementia care report 2011

Healthcare at Home Ltd published a report: Understanding out of hospital dementia care report 2011 suggesting that a home-based care pathway would improve outcomes for many patients with dementia whilst reducing the cost to the NHS by up to 25%.

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Social Care Institute for Excellence – Dementia Gateway: Dementia Good Practice Exchange

Social Care Institute for Excellence are developing a new good practice example section on their Dementia Gateway in partnership with ECCA. For further information please click on the following link: Dementia Good Practice Exchange

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Introducing the Dementia Commissioning Pack

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At the launch of the Dementia Commissioning Pack yesterday, Professor Alistair Burns provided some background on who the pack is designed for and why he thinks it is an important and useful resource. Go straight to the Dementia Commissioning Pack… Read more →Introducing the Dementia Commissioning Pack

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Dementia Commissioning Pack launched

A new resource to support clinical commissioning groups in designing and purchasing high quality dementia services was launched today by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow. The dementia commissioning pack provides a set of tools and templates for health and local… Read more →Dementia Commissioning Pack launched

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Optimising treatment and care for people for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

The Alzheimers Society have produced this best practice guide which has been designed to support health and social care professionals to determine the best treatment and care for people experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The guide can… Read more →Optimising treatment and care for people for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

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Common core principles for supporting people with dementia

A guide to training the social care and health workforce The ‘Common core principles for supporting people with dementia’ have been produced jointly by Skills for Care, and Skills for Health. They can be used to support workforce development for any… Read more →Common core principles for supporting people with dementia

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Call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs

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Alistair talks about the key points to The Right Prescription: a call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia

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