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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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Dementia campaign launches

The Department of Health has launched a campaign, supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, to encourage people to talk to loved ones showing signs of dementia. The three-month campaign in England, launched on World Alzheimer’s Day, will raise awareness of the … Read more → – Dementia campaign launches

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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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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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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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