Monthly Archives: August 2011

Conversations About the End of Life (The National Council for Palliative Care, National End of Life Care Programme / BBC News / RCP)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Abstract This guidance is provided to help anyone – whether unpaid or professional – caring for someone with dementia to open up conversations … Continue reading

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National Search for Ideas to Improve the Lives of People with Dementia (NHS Networks)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Design Council, have launched a national challenge offering to fund teams to … Continue reading

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Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary These standards draw on ideas from the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Alzheimer’s “Charter of rights for people with … Continue reading

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Personalisation and Dementia: a Practitioner’s Guide to Self-Directed Support (Mental Health Foundation, Dementia Choices Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This guide has been written for social care practitioners in social services departments, working with people living with dementia and … Continue reading

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Promoting Excellence: A Skills and Knowledge Framework for Dementia Workers (NHS Education Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) developed “Promoting Excellence: a framework for health and social services staff … Continue reading

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Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary The DEEP project aims to identify and collate information about the various groups, projects and activities across the UK which … Continue reading

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Transforming General Hospital Care: Survey of Carers and Patients (RCN Dementia Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary Subsequent to a survey of professionals and practitioners which started in January 2011, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) commissioned … Continue reading

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