Category Archives: Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

Dementia Services: a Survey of Quality (Healthwatch Network / BMJ Open)

Summary A Healthwatch England report summarises feedback from over 1,000 people across the country about their experiences of dementia care, plus the results of findings from over 120 care homes visited. This document attempts to clarify what may be working … Continue reading

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Dementia Peer Support Resource Tool (Health Innovation Network)

Summary The Health Innovation Network has produced a dementia peer support resource tool, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and Innovations in Dementia. This tool is designed to assist with establishing and running peer support networks for people … Continue reading

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Summary of Recent Progress on Dementia Friendly Communities (Department of Health)

Summary The following brief communication supplies an update on the Government’s and Department of Health’s national progress in the creation, development, promotion and evaluation of dementia-friendly communities. Ambitions for the end of 2015 include: There being at least 20 cities, … Continue reading

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SCIE Dementia Gateway: Useful Dementia-Related Information Resources (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced, and maintains, an uptodate and impressively broad collection of links to dementia-related websites and information resources. A wide range of topics and themes in dementia care are covered, including: Dementia-Friendly … Continue reading

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Improving Access to Post-Diagnosis Care and Support (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The Secretary of State for Health has written to health and wellbeing boards and local authorities, encouraging collaborative working with local NHS employees to increase awareness of dementia and diagnosis rates, and to improve all aspects of support for … Continue reading

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Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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Information Resources on the Links Between Housing and Dementia (Housing LIN)

Summary The Housing Learning and Improvement Network produces and updates several sets (or showcases) of information resources about the potential roles of housing in helping people to live well with dementia. “Research suggests that as many as 30% of residents … Continue reading

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MEETINGDEM Project: Meeting Centres Support Programme (DAA / ADS)

Summary Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM. The formal title of … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, Dementia Action Alliance, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia and Visual Impairment: ADS Research Project, Participants Invited (DAA / ADS)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester is working on a research project investigating the needs of people with dementia and impaired sight who live in housing settings other than care homes. The researchers are … Continue reading

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