Monthly Archives: February 2011

Enhancing the Healing Environment for People with Dementia

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract The “Enhancing the Healing Environment” (EHE) programme was launched in 2000 to encourage local trust teams to improve the environment … Continue reading

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Call for Dementia Research Proposals (NIHRSDO)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is calling for proposals regarding research into dementia, starting in March 2011. The scope of … Continue reading

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Role of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) in Promoting Person-Centred Dementia Care

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract An in-depth observational study of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in dementia wards has been commissioned to identify any workforce issues. This research … Continue reading

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RCN Dementia Project: Dementia Care in Acute Settings (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary The RCN has formed project group which is dedicated to improving dementia care in acute settings. The RCN has received … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Healing Environment (King’s Fund Work on Dementia)

[A version of this abstract appears as part of a feature in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract Matron Bowley from the Dementia Ward (arguably the main component of the New Cross Hospital … Continue reading

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Improving Quality of Care for People with Dementia in General Hospitals

Summary This summary page, found via the National Dementia Strategy Information Portal, clarifies the key components necessary for improving the standards of hospital care for people with dementia. The RCN Dementia Project states that this objective can be delivered more effectively through … Continue reading

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Welfare Reform Bill and Carer’s Allowance (Carers UK)

Summary Carer’s Allowance is currently a non means-tested benefit for people who provide a minimum of 35 hours or more care a week for a friend or relative suffering from dementia who receives the middle or higher rate care component of … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory? (NHS Choices)

Abstract The Daily Express reported earlier this month that moderate aerobic exercise taken three times a week in middle age can help improve the memory and helps ward off dementia.   This was based on a study which found that people, aged … Continue reading

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Sussex Partnership Approach to Meeting Dementia Care Challenges

Summary Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has its own strategy to become one of the country’s leading providers of specialist dementia care services by 2014. There are estimated to be 25,000 people in Sussex affected by dementia and this number is predicted to rise … Continue reading

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ALOIS: a Comprehensive Register of Dementia Studies

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract ALOIS has been created and is maintained by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group. ALOIS is study-based: which has the advantage that … Continue reading

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