Monthly Archives: November 2010

Care Home Turns Back the Clock on Dementia (BBC News)

A care home is piloting an innovative new scheme to improve the symptoms of their residents affected by dementia. Coombe End Court, a residential care home in Marlborough, has recreated 1950s style rooms to allow residents to tap into memories of their … Continue reading

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Recognised, Valued and Supported: Next Steps for the Carers Strategy (Department of Health)

Summary Being a carer can be costly in life chances, financial security and health. The Government recognises and values the contribution of carers. Carers embody the spirit of the Big Society. Supporting carers’ well-being involves the key issues – employment, … Continue reading

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Carers and Personalisation: Improving Outcomes (Department of Health)

Summary This guide presents emerging evidence on personalisation of social care, including examples to illustrate how the principles of personalisation have been applied, with an emphasis on finding approaches that make sense and work best locally. Quote: “This short paper … Continue reading

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Creative Arts for Dementia Network (CADN)

Summary The Creative Arts and Dementia Network was launched at the Journal of Dementia Care Congress in early November 2010. The CADN works to promote participation in the arts for people with dementia in care homes and community through providing … Continue reading

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The Eight Types of Dementia

Abstract Dementia involves decline in memory, and at least one of the following: Inability to generate coherent speech and understand spoken or written language. Inability to recognize or identify objects. Inability to execute motor activities. Inability to think abstractly, make … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation, Practice and Care Standards (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009)

Abstract The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009. This section of the AEU contains important new evidence about all … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Treatments (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009)

Abstract The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009. This section of the AEU covers recent evidence on non-drug interventions for … Continue reading

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