Monthly Archives: February 2013

Guide to Choosing a Care Home (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary This guide from the Alzheimer’s Society summarises fifteen criteria for selecting a care home. It has been written for carers and people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s Society (2013). Your handy guide to selecting a care home. London: Alzheimer’s Society, 2013. … Continue reading

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Pain and Disruptive Behaviour in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Nursing home residents with dementia sometimes express pain through disruptive behaviour when they are unable to communicate their pain appropriately. This study investigated the effect of pain on disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents with dementia, by means of … Continue reading

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Putting Care Right Campaign (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society‘s “Putting care right” campaign aims to improve the quality of care for people with dementia in a variety of settings. This campaign hopes to improve the quality of life for people with dementia by ensuring they can … Continue reading

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“This is Me” Tool (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The “This is Me” information tool supplies staff with summary information about the person with dementia as an individual, with unique needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. The “This is Me” leaflet has been updated to give it wider relevance for people with dementia receiving … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2011/12 (CQC)

Summary The Mental Health Act is the law covering when persons with mental disorders may be detained and treated in hospital against their wishes or treated in their community under a community treatment order (CTO). Such people should receive care and support to … Continue reading

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Issues in the Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Translational Neurodegeneration)

Summary This article discusses recent progress, and problems remaining, in the clinical diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The sensitivity of accurate clinical diagnosis of DLB is said to be low. It seems likely that it may be possible … Continue reading

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Narrative on Person-Centred Coordinated (“Integrated”) Care (NHS CB / National Voices)

Summary The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) commissioned National Voices to develop a narrative for integrated care from the viewpoints of patients and service users. This was done in partnership with the Local Government Association with support from the Department of Health and Monitor.  Note: Feedback and comments on … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing Helpline (Bridging the Gap Campaign)

Summary Although 89% of staff in the NHS believe they know about whistleblowing, only 73% of staff would feel safe when speaking-up. Hundreds of thousands of voices may effectively be held silent. “Not only is this an indicator of poor morale and a less … Continue reading

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Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 6, February 2013

Announcement Volume 3 Issue 6 of the “Dementia: the Latest Evidence” newsletter was published on February 21st 2013. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 6, February 2013.

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