Tagged: dementia challenge

Dementia nursing vision and strategy launched

The Department of Health launched a new nursing vision and strategy for dementia care at the Healthcare Innovation Expo. It makes clear that every nurse can make a difference to the care of people with dementia. This new resource will … Read more → – Dementia nursing vision and strategy launched

Successful applicants announced for stage 1 of the Department’s dementia environment funding

The Department of Health has announced the successful applicants for stage 1 of the £50 million funding of capital projects to improve care environments for people with dementia. In accordance with the published application guidance, the evaluation of stage 1 … Read more → – Successful applicants announced for stage 1 of the Department’s dementia environment funding

Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

From today, people across England will be able to sign up for sessions to become a Dementia Friend. Just over 12,000 people have already registered their interest in becoming Dementia Friends. Now those people and many more will be able … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society launches Dementia Friends information sessions

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 percent of people with dementia being diagnosed in the East Riding of Yorkshire and … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

£50 million investment for dedicated dementia homes and wards

Dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia, which aid treatment by helping avoid confusion and keeping patients calm, has been announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Up to £50 million will be available to NHS Trusts and … Read more → – £50 million investment for dedicated dementia homes and wards