[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011].
The Royal College of Nursing is supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2011, which is taking place this week in England and Wales.
Organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, this year’s event is based on the idea of “Remember the person“. It encouraging people to be a friend to someone with dementia and to make the population at large to be aware that people living with dementia are exactly that: people like themselves.
The RCN is currently working on a national project supported by the Department of Health, which aims to influence and guide the provision of dementia care in acute care settings.
A conference will be held on September 21st 2011 (see below). The conference will involve the launch of a “pledge” to improve care for people with dementia in hospitals, and introduce a new innovations award for dementia care. The “Making Sense” conference programme will include workshops on the main issues, with initiatives to support education and training, adapting the environment and sharing of best practice examples to support improvements in care.
Read more: RCN supports Dementia Awareness Week (RCN).
Read more about Dementia Awareness Week 2011 via the Alzheimer’s Society.
Dignity in dementia; transforming general hospital care. Outcomes from survey of practitioners. London: RCN, July 2011.