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Dementia Care in Hospitals (RCN Development Programme / University of Worcester)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has published a report on the programme about the role of nurses in dementia care. It investigates the need to … Continue reading

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All About Me Board: Knowing the Patient (Journal of Gerontological Nursing / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary This short article briefly discusses the importance of knowing the patient with dementia as an individual, with unique requirements, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. Full Text Link Reference Fick, DM. DiMeglio, B. McDowell, JA. (2013). Do you know your … Continue reading

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Dementia Care in the Acute General Hospital: Revisited (Journal of Dementia Care)

Summary This article summarises the range of interventions involved in improving care for people with dementia at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. Key components of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project comprise: A specialist dementia acute medical ward (currently called … Continue reading

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Updated National Audit of Dementia (BBC News / Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary The National Audit of Dementia, by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which has looked at data from 210 hospitals across England and Wales, and included a review of case notes for 8,000 patients with dementia, has found some improvements since the … 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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This is Me: Snapshot of the Person with Dementia (Department of Health’s Information Strategy)

Summary The “This is Me” information tool provides a snapshot of the person with dementia, supplying staff with information about them as an individual, their needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. It is designed to enable staff to treat each person as … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Evaluation Report Published for Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary We have just this week learned that the final evaluation of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project … Continue reading

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