Tag Archives: Dementia-Friendly Neighbourhoods

DSDC Training and Advice Services in West Midlands (DSDC / The Lighthouse)

Summary The respected Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Stirling University will provide a free information event entitled “Changing the Culture of Dementia Care” at Sandwell’s The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Project has established a dementia resource hub in the West … Continue reading

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Summary of Recent Progress on Dementia Friendly Communities (Department of Health)

Summary The following brief communication supplies an update on the Government’s and Department of Health’s national progress in the creation, development, promotion and evaluation of dementia-friendly communities. Ambitions for the end of 2015 include: There being at least 20 cities, … Continue reading

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Loneliness at Christmas Associated With Expected Increases in Accident and Emergency Admissionss (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours over the Christmas period. It is hoped that good neighbourliness of this kind could help ease pressures on hospital A&E departments. It has … Continue reading

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Movement Towards Better Understanding, Respect and Support for People With Dementia (BSI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The British Standards Institute (BSI) and Alzheimer’s Society are working jointly to codify a standard benchmark for all communities wishing to work towards becoming dementia-friendly. The aim of PAS 1365 is to define exactly what constitutes a dementia friendly community; this will … Continue reading

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Living Spaces for People Living With Dementia and Sight Loss (University of Stirling and Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Summary Research from Stirling University, published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, shows that good design of living spaces can improve the lives of people living with two common conditions which often occur together: dementia and sight loss. Evidence-based guidelines have … Continue reading

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Dementia: Skilling the Housing Workforce (Housing LIN)

Summary To mark Dementia Awareness Week, the Housing Learning and Improvement Network have published a new “Making a start” report (and Resource Pack) designed to provide information and assistance for housing providers. These resources aim to equip the housing workforce with … Continue reading

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Dementia Friendly Housing Organisations (Orbit Charitable Trust / Housing LIN)

Summary The Orbit Charitable Trust has produced a guide for smaller housing associations, and other housing providers, explaining how social landlords can improve their support for older people living with dementia. Guidance is provided on improving residents’ quality of life … Continue reading

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