Tag Archives: Caregiver Training

Persistent Challenges to Quality Nursing in Care Homes (Royal College of Nursing)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report identifies ten key challenges to the provision of high quality care in care homes. These are: 1. Funding and Admissions Lack of funding affects the types of residents that care homes accept: … Continue reading

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Promoting Excellence: A Skills and Knowledge Framework for Dementia Workers (NHS Education Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) developed “Promoting Excellence: a framework for health and social services staff … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Report Called for Better Dementia Care Training (NICE News Update)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Approximately 750,000 people currently live with dementia in the UK, and this number will rise to over a million by … Continue reading

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Exercise for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (Seattle Protocols)

Abstract This article describes a series of evidence-based interventions designed to increase physical activity in persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia with a view to improving physical function and improving mood while slowing the progression of cognitive decline. These … Continue reading

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