West Midlands’ Dementia Projects May Be Adopted Nationally (NHS Local)

Summary

Ground-breaking schemes to help people with dementia in the West Midlands were presented by the Regional Dementia chief Dr Karim Saad at the fifth national annual dementia conference held at Bournemouth in November 2010.

The West Midlands is attempting to cut the problems and expense of dementia by providing early interventions.

  • In Staffordshire the Take Heart project is helping people with early signs of vascular dementia.
  • New Cross Hospital (Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust) is helping staff to identify patients displaying early signs of developing dementia and take steps to intervene for the better.

Dr Saad said early intervention is extremely beneficial.

“The benefits are to increase self-care and empower service users, increase awareness, tackle stigma and provide a forum for people to know about dementia in their own time and reflect on the best way forward.

Read more: Hope that West Midlands’ dementia projects will go national (NHS Local).

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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