Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

Expressions of interest are now being accepted from care providers for funding to improve the surroundings of people living with dementia. Local authorities working in partnership with social care providers and the NHS will have the opportunity to bid for … Read more → – Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

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One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia. Under the scheme, which is led by the Alzheimer’s Society, people will be given free … Read more → – One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

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Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

Alongside the publication of the Dementia Challenge progress report, and the launch of the Dementia Friends programme, the government has announced a number of measures as part of the next phase of the Dementia Challenge. These include: £9.6 million for … Read more → – Government announces next steps on Dementia Challenge

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Dementia challenge progress report published

A progress report published today gives an update on the first 7 months of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge. The report, ‘Delivering major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015: A report of progress’, outlines the aims, achievements and … Read more → – Dementia challenge progress report published

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Launch of the Sheffield Dementia Information Pack

The School of Nursing and Midwifery and SISA at the University of Sheffield have published a Sheffield Dementia Information Pack. It offers guidance for those worried about their worsening memory who might not know what to do next, suggestions about … Read more → – Launch of the Sheffield Dementia Information Pack

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£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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