Tag Archives: Environmental Improvements

Health Secretary Announces Funding for Care Homes and Wards: Enhancing the Healing Environment for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced additional funding to promote the creation of care environments for people with … Continue reading

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The Role of Acute Care Managers in Supporting Patients With Dementia (Nursing Management)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article addresses the responsibility to equip staff with the right communications skills and strategies to cater for the needs … Continue reading

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Holistic Approaches and Environmental Design in Dementia Care (Foundations: Glossop, UK)

Summary This article outlines an alternative approach to the support of individuals with dementia to live independently and safely in their own homes. The approach makes use of environmental design and non-drug-based interventions. This holistic approach is designed to improve … Continue reading

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Case Studies: a Web-based Learning Resource (SCIE Dementia Gateway)

Summary The SCIE Dementia Gateway presents a collection of case studies based on real life stories. This web-based teaching resource is intended to help carers learn how to gather information and evidence about an individual with dementia in order to achieve better person-centered practice. … 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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