Tagged: Dementia

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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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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Update of Dementia Metrics for Health and Social Care Indicators

The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care have developed an update of Dementia Metrics for Health and Social Care Indicators covering all Councils with Adult Social Services responsibilities (CASSRs) in England. Please note that these indicators have been … Read more → – Update of Dementia Metrics for Health and Social Care Indicators

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NICE social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia

NICE are advertising for professional and lay members for the expert group developing a social care quality standard on the care of people with dementia. The deadline for applications is 7 December and detailed information is available on the NICE … Read more → – NICE social care quality standard on the care 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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RCN commitment to improving dementia care in general hospitals

On 21 September 2011, following a year-long project funded by DH, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched its commitment to the care of people with dementia in general hospitals.  The commitment sets out a framework for improving care and … Read more → – RCN commitment to improving dementia care in general hospitals

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Raising dementia awareness

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Alistair Burns talks about Dementia awareness and some of the campaigns raising awareness of dementia, including Norrms McNamara’s film about why he set up Dementia Awareness Day (D.A.D), and the activities taking place around World Alzheimer’s Day and Dementia Awareness … Read more → – Raising dementia awareness

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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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National initiatives

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In this blog Alistair talks about the many national initiatives being run to do with dementia.

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Dementia research

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In his second video blog, National Clinical Director for Dementia Professor Alistair Burns talks about the importance of research into dementia.

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