Tag Archives: Alzheimer Scotland

Definitive and Comprehensive List of Dementia-Related Internet Sites (CILIP / HLG)

Summary The CILIP Health Libraries Group has produced a comprehensive and definitive list of dementia-related websites based in the UK and internationally. Full Text Link Reference Ryder, J. (2014). Internet sites of interest: Dementia. London: CILIP Health Libraries Group Newsletter, March … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Second National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16

Summary Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy builds upon and develops the first one published in 2010. A total of 17 commitments are specified, with the intention of improving: the quality of dementia services, timely diagnosis rates and standards of care … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Person: Scottish Scheme to Improve Care of Dementia Patients (The ALLIANCE)

Summary This scheme, with the aim of improving the care and experience of dementia patients and their carers in hospital settings in Scotland, was released by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) earlier this Summer. Getting to … Continue reading

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Dementia and Sight Loss (RNIB Scotland / Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary “People with dementia, the condition that can erode memory and mental capability, may also suffer sight loss that goes undetected. The problem is compounded by the fact that they are often unable to communicate it while their carers and … Continue reading

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Dementia Dogs Trained to Comfort and Assist Owners (BBC Scotland)

Summary Dementia Dogs have been reported to reduce anxiety, depression and distress in people with early-stage dementia. Early trials in Scotland indicate that such pets can also be trained to help people in more practical ways; for example by reminding people … 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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Integrated Dementia Care: the Eight Pillars Model of Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland. This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach … Continue reading

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Post-Diagnostic Dementia Support in Scotland (Lewy Body Society / Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary From late March 2013 onwards, a national commitment to support people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland will involve a named support worker tailoring care plans to help people with dementia and their families. The intention is to supply help and advice to assist families to … Continue reading

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Dementia Champions in Scotland (Nursing Standard / BMJ)

Summary The Scottish government plans to have 300 dementia champions by 2013. The champions are recruited from health and social care staff and given training which enables them to lead improvements in care. Supporters of the scheme say that these … Continue reading

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Special Support for Dementia Sufferers in Scotland (BMJ)

Summary Everybody in Scotland newly diagnosed with dementia is guaranteed one year’s support, minimum. The one year post-diagnosis support will be delivered by a named individual who has been trained to help sufferers and their families understand the illness, manage … Continue reading

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