Monthly Archives: May 2013

National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health (Breakthrough)

Summary The National Positive Practice Awards in Mental Health provide an opportunity to recognise positive work in mental health, anywhere in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. There are nine categories of award for teams and services, including a specific … Continue reading

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Video Game Creators Developing Digital Technologies to Help People with Dementia (BBC News Scotland / Glasgow Caledonian University)

Summary Young software experts and designers more usually at home in Scotland’s creative computer-games industry are taking part in a 48-hour “boiler-room” challenge, at Glasgow Caledonian University, directed towards the rapid development of life-changing digital products with the potential to … Continue reading

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Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013

Announcement To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, Volume 3 Issue 7 of the Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence newsletter was published on May 24th 2013. A link to the downloadable .pdf version follows: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Week: Thinking Ahead (UKMi)

Summary This edition of Thinking Ahead, from UK Medicines Information  (UKMi), has been written for Dementia Awareness Week May 19th – 25th 2013. Full Text Link (MS Word format). Reference Hall, J. (2013). Thinking Ahead: Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything. … Continue reading

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Reducing Health Inequalities: Health Professionals’ Roles (UCL Institute of Health Equity)

Summary The report discusses ways to reduce health inequities. Full Text Link Reference Allen, M. Allen, J. [and] Hogarth, S. (2013). Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals. London: UCL Institute of Health Equity, Department of Epidemiology and Public … Continue reading

Posted in For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Mental Health, National, NHS, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, RCN, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Standards, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dying Well at Home: Integrated Working (SCIE)

Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guide is about enabling people to die at home when they wish, and improving the quality of their care. Sections of the guide, online, comprise: Recommendations. Choosing to die at home. Dying … Continue reading

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Documentation for the National Dementia Prevalence Calculator (NHS England / Dementia Partnerships)

Summary NHS England has created a set of tools to enable GPs, practices and CCGs to monitor and improve dementia diagnosis rates and the follow-up care and support for people with dementia. Effective use of these tools requires some explanation. … Continue reading

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Health, Housing and Ageing (Housing and Ageing Alliance / Housing LIN)

Summary Poor housing is estimated to cost the NHS over £600 million per year. This policy paper from the Housing and Ageing Alliance looks at the relationship between health and housing, making suggestions for improvements to address the demographic challenges posed … Continue reading

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Dementia Prevalence Calculator and Supporting Toolset (NHS England)

Summary In an effort to improve the care and support for people with dementia, and for their families / carers, there is a national ambition for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve diagnosis rates by March 2015. This tool set … Continue reading

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EU ALCOVE Project: Latest Reports (ALCOVE Official Website / University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this collection features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013]. Summary The European Joint Action on Dementia, ALCOVE, (¨ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe¨ is into an “information dissemination” … Continue reading

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