Tagged: Older people

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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WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

WRVS launched a pilot scheme on 7 November to support dementia care at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. WRVS volunteers will be trained to develop new skills to enable them to provide specialist personalised support to those living … Read more → – WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

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Call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs

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Alistair talks about the key points to The Right Prescription: a call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia

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Dementia in the general hospital

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Alistair talks about dementia in the general hospital.

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Reducing the use of antipsychotic medication

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Professor Alistair Burns talks about the need to reduce the precribing of antipsychotic medication, and the alternatives available.

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Introduction to the National Dementia Strategy

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Launched in February 2009, the National Dementia Strategy set out a vision for transforming dementia services with the aim of achieving better awareness of dementia, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at whatever stage of the illness and in whatever … Read more → – Introduction to the National Dementia Strategy

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