£2.4m funding for a learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia

The Department of Health has recently commissioned Skills for Care to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia. As a result, Skills for Care announced yesterday that … Read more → – £2.4m funding for a learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia

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Designing Hospital Environments for People with Dementia – two-day Residential Workshops

There is increasing evidence that the environment of care, particularly in acute hospitals, can have a significant effect on people who have dementia. Yet health professionals and estates and facilities staff often struggle with how best to create a therapeutic … Read more → – Designing Hospital Environments for People with Dementia – two-day Residential Workshops

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Audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia published

The audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia, published on 17 July, showed a 52% decrease in the rate of prescribing between 2008 and 2011. Prescriptions for antipsychotics in people newly diagnosed (diagnosed each year with a prescription of an antipsychotic … Read more → – Audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia published

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Cochrane Review supportive of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia

A recent Cochrane review of Cognitive Stimulation has concluded that ‘cognitive stimulation programmes benefit cognition in people with mild to moderate dementia over and above any medication effects.’ CST is starting to be used in community, care home and hospital … Read more → – Cochrane Review supportive of cognitive stimulation therapy for people with dementia

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Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

Paul Mancey, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, talks to Alistair Burns about work to improve the quality of life of residents with dementia, including an Alzheimer’s Society training programme for staff. Find out about the Dementia Challenge. listen to … Read more → – Improving life for care home residents with dementia: audio with Paul Mancey and Alistair Burns

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Early diagnosis: audio with Martin Freeman and Alistair Burns

In this short audio clip, Martin Freeman, regional lead on dementia in the South West of England, talks to National Clinical Director for Dementia Alistair Burns about the importance of early diagnosis. Find out about the Dementia Challenge. listen to … Read more → – Early diagnosis: audio with Martin Freeman and Alistair Burns

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e-learning on dementia

e-learning for Healthcare has developed an e-learning package to train health and social care staff in recognising, assessing and managing dementia and providing high quality dementia care. There are 10 sessions covering a wide range of issues relevant to dementia, … Read more → – e-learning on dementia

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Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

In this audio clip, recorded on 8 June with Big Ben striking in the background, Alistair Burns speaks to Clive Ballard, Director of Research at the Alzheimer’s Society, about the current focus on dementia research. Find out about the dementia challenge.  listen to … Read more → – Alistair Burns talks to Clive Ballard about dementia research

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Karim Saad talks about work on dementia in the West Midlands

In this audio clip, Alistair Burns talks to Dr Karim Saad, Dementia Lead in the West Midlands, about work on dementia in the region. The interview was recorded on 31 May at a meeting in the West Midlands about dementia care in … Read more → – Karim Saad talks about work on dementia in the West Midlands

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Richard Gleave talks about the increasing interest in dementia

In this audio clip, Director of Programmes and Patient Experience at NHS South of England, Richard Gleave, talks to Alistair Burns about the NHS South of England dementia challenge meeting on 29 May and the increasing interest in dementia as an … Read more → – Richard Gleave talks about the increasing interest in dementia

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