Category Archives: Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia: Annual Progress Report (Department of Health)

Summary This report gives an account of progress in the first year of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. The achievements against the three main areas of the challenge are described, with progress reports from the three Dementia Challenge Champion … Continue reading

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Making it Real for People with Dementia (TLAP)

Summary The “Making it Real for People with Dementia” report has been written by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) to explain how the Making it Real Programme can work to help people living with dementia, their families and carers. This document has been developed by a … Continue reading

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D:Kit Self-Assessment Resource Pack (DAA’s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals)

Summary The D:Kit Self-Assessment resource has been compiled using a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of resources in order to support acute hospitals in meeting the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)‘s Right Care Call to Action to Create Dementia-Friendly Hospitals. It reflects the National CQUIN for … Continue reading

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The Right Care: Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has written to acute trusts reminding them of a campaign run by the Dementia Action Alliance which urges hospitals to become dementia-friendly. Hospitals are requested to commit to becoming dementia-friendly during March 2013. This letter … Continue reading

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Right Care (Invitation Letter): Creating Dementia-Friendly Hospitals (Dementia Action Alliance)

Summary The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), in partnership with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has distributed this letter inviting leaders of NHS acute trusts to sign up to “The Right Care: a call to action to improve the … Continue reading

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The Right Care: Improving Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health / NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement / Dementia Action Alliance)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, in partnership with the Dementia Action Alliance, is launching a … Continue reading

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Mental Health Liaison Services for General and Community Hospitals: Service Specification for Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary This specification was designed to assist commissioners in the delivery of a service to support general and community hospitals in delivering better care to people with dementia. It was released as part of the Dementia Commissioning Pack in mid-2011, … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics-Related Mortality Risk in Nursing Home Dementia Patients (BMJ / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Some antipsychotic medications increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others, according to a US study … Continue reading

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Key Dementia-Related Reports: a Pictorial Bibliography (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This web page gives a neat summary of the important reports of relevance to people working for the Association for … Continue reading

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Treatment and Care for People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (Alzheimers Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary A 27 page “best practice guide” has been designed to assist health and social care professionals in their efforts to decide … Continue reading

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