Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia – improvements to health and care

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In this blog Alistair talks about one strand of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia. Key points The challenge covers three main areas: driving improvements in health and care creating dementia friendly communities improvements in research In driving improvements in health and … Read more → – Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia – improvements to health and care

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The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia

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In this video blog Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia talks about the Prime Minister’s dementia challenge – a personal priority on delivering major improvements in dementia care and “making life better for people with dementia and their carers”. … Read more → – The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia

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NHS innovation health and wealth

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In this blog Alistair talks about innovation in the NHS, and the potential to help people who suffer from dementia.   In the UK 600,000 people act as primary carers for people with dementia. A recent report recommends: improving access … Read more → – NHS innovation health and wealth

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ENRICH – A new resource to facilitate research in care homes

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) is leading on programmes to increase the volume, quality and impact of dementia research.  One specifically is focusing on research in care homes. This is being … Read more → – ENRICH – A new resource to facilitate research in care homes

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Enhancing the Healing Environment for people with dementia

In recent years the Department of Health has funded a number of Kings Fund projects on improving the physical environment for people with dementia in hospitals and other acute settings. Building on their experience in this work, the Kings Fund … Read more → – Enhancing the Healing Environment for people with dementia

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Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia

The Prime Minister has launched a new challenge on dementia. This will be taking forward the aims of the National Dementia Strategy, but at a faster pace and including a range of new initiatives and commitments.

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Introducing the national dementia CQUIN

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In this blog Alistair introduces the National Commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) plan. The CQUIN will be introduced in April with the aim of improving some areas of dementia care in hospital. The CQUIN aims to increase awareness around … Read more → – Introducing the national dementia CQUIN

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Shared Lives

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for small community services for older and disabled people, including Shared Lives (formerly called Adult Placement), Homeshare and micro-enterprises. In Shared Lives, an approved individual or family includes an older or disabled person … Read more → – Shared Lives

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Dementia Adventure: How nature and adventure can enrich the lives of people with dementia

Dementia Adventure is an award winning social enterprise which provides holidays and a variety of nature based adventures for people living with dementia . This can include sailing breaks, holidays abroad, or days out walking. Costs of adventures are kept … Read more → – Dementia Adventure: How nature and adventure can enrich the lives of people with dementia

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The importance of the healthcare environment

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In this blog Alistair talks about the importance of the healthcare environment for people with dementia. Key points Enhancing the healing environment, produced by the Kings Fund stresses the improtance in managing and ehancing the care environment to provide better … Read more → – The importance of the healthcare environment

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