Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prevalence: 25% People with Parkinson’s Disease Without Dementia Have Mild Cognitive Impairment

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 7 February 2011]. Abstract This international study investigated the frequency of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) without dementia. Although different tests of cognitive assessment … Continue reading

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City Carer Newsletter: Wolverhampton City Council

Summary After a one-year “break”, Wolverhampton City Council’s “City Carer” newsletter is back on the scene in a new improved format. City Carer is a free newsletter for carers in the city. It offers news updates about the services, facilities and information … Continue reading

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National Dementia Declaration Objectives (Dementia Action Alliance)

Summary In 2010, members of the Dementia Action Alliance signed up to a National Dementia Declaration. The National Dementia Declaration outlines the outcomes which the Dementia Action Alliance will work to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. Desired outcomes are itemised … Continue reading

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Carer Support Web Page: Wolverhampton City Council

Summary The Carer Support web pages, found on the Wolverhampton City Council website, provide support for carers across the city. A carer is anyone who provides a great deal of care for a relative, friend or neighbour on a regular basis without … Continue reading

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Dementia Web: Dementia And Alzheimers Resources, Support And Information

Summary Dementia web is a free web-based dementia information resource for the UK. It helps people with dementia, their carers and health professionals to find information about dementia and the support and care services available in the UK. Dementia web is owned and … Continue reading

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Joint Commissioning Framework for Dementia (Department of Health, 2009)

Summary This Joint Commissioning Framework provides best practice guidance (as of 2009) for commissioners to support implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) within the context of World Class Commissioning and Putting People First. It includes a Joint Strategic Needs … Continue reading

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Enhanced Domiciliary Care for People With Dementia: Waveney, Suffolk

Summary The provision of an enhanced and flexible domiciliary care service, for people with dementia at times of crisis or strain, is designed to allow the opportunity for situations to stabilise and permit careful assessment of each person’s current needs. … Continue reading

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