Tag Archives: Decision Making

Expert Consensus Guidelines for Family / Unpaid Carers on Assisting Persons With Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (BMC Geriatrics / Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Summary Experts were consulted with a view to developing a set of indicative guidelines for family and non-professional carers when assisting older persons either developing cognitive impairment or with dementia (or delirium). A list of potentially valuable skills (based on … Continue reading

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Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Encroaching Old Age (BBC News / Independent Age)

Summary Independent Age (using the services of ComRes) conducted a survey which indicates that many people avoid talking about getting old and planning for loss of independence in old age. People tend to find conversations about end-of-life care particularly difficult … Continue reading

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SCIE Dementia Gateway: Useful Dementia-Related Information Resources (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced, and maintains, an uptodate and impressively broad collection of links to dementia-related websites and information resources. A wide range of topics and themes in dementia care are covered, including: Dementia-Friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Age UK, All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia, Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), Alzheimer’s Research UK, Antipsychotics, Assistive Technology, Carers UK, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Dementia Action Alliance, Department of Health, Diagnosis, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Housing LIN, Integrated Care, International, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, King's Fund, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Models of Dementia Care, National, National Voices, New Cross Dementia Project, NHS, NHS Digital (Previously NHS Choices), NIHR, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, RCN, Royal College of Psychiatrists, SCIE, Standards, Statistics, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cracks in the Dementia Care Pathway (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected care of people with dementia in 129 care homes and 20 hospitals across England during 2013 and 2014, in their thematic review of the care people living with dementia. There are examples of excellent … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Commissioning, Community Care, CQC: Care Quality Commission, Falls, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Local Interest, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Nutrition, Pain, Patient Care Pathway, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Information Seeking and Usage by NHS Executives (NIHR / Health Services and Delivery Research)

Summary A recent study investigated a small number of chief executive officers in NHS acute hospitals and mental health trusts to determine how they actually mobilise knowledge and evidence resources prior to making decisions. NHS CEOs seek information and use … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Caring and Carers

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Moens, K. Higginson, … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Pain, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Systematic Reviews, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting Carers of People with Dementia (Carers Trust)

Summary The “A road less rocky: supporting people with dementia” report, from the Carers Trust, found that only 51% of carers questioned had received an opportunity to talk about their needs and the level of care they were able to … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment