Tag Archives: Acute Awareness: Improving Hospital Care for People with Dementia (NHS Confederation)

Elements of Care for Patients with a Diagnosis of Dementia (York Health Economics Consortium)

Summary This rapid review, dated 2009, examined systematic reviews, guidelines, primary studies and cost-effectiveness analyses for evidence concerning interventions for patients in acute care suffering from dementia. This horizon scanning study was performed at the very early stages, and before … Continue reading

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Commission on Improving Care in Dignity for Older People: Royal College of Physicians Consultation Response

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary This report represents Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) response to the Dignity in Care consultation. The Commission on Improving Dignity … Continue reading

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Environmental Improvements at Mid Cheshire Hospital

Summary Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust introduced changes to the hospital environment, making it more accessible to people with cognitive impairment. The enhancements include the use of coloured privacy doors which help patients orientate themselves in the ward environment, … Continue reading

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Nutrition Assistants in Harrogate (Acute Hospital Care)

Summary The role of the ward-based nutritional assistants at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, funded from ward budgets, has been introduced to improve the standard of nutritional care on six acute hospital wards (including two older people’s care wards). Care … Continue reading

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Improving Hospital Care for People with Dementia (NHS Confederation)

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 7 February 2011]. Abstract This report covers the issues for NHS Trusts in caring for patients with dementia (many of whom may have been admitted for other conditions). The … Continue reading

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Acute Awareness: Improving Hospital Care for People with Dementia (NHS Confederation)

Summary This report examines the key issues for NHS Trusts in improving care for patients with dementia, most of whom will be admitted for another condition. The report promotes the innovative work which NHS Trusts and cross-agency partnerships are undertaking in order to enhance … Continue reading

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