Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia being diagnosed in the East Riding of Yorkshire and 75.4% … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

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Guidance published on “Difficult Conversations in Dementia”

A Ten Step Toolkit for Clinicians Involved in End of Life Discussions’ has been launched specifically for those dealing with dementia patients and their families. The book has been written to increase the skills and confidence of healthcare professionals involved … Read more → – Guidance published on “Difficult Conversations in Dementia”

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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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