Tag Archives: Person-Centred Dementia Care

Care Fit For VIPS (VIPS Framework of Dementia Care)

Summary The Care Fit for VIPS toolkit is based on the VIPS Framework of Dementia Care. It provides resources which help the development of person-centred care in care homes. The VIPS Framework was developed by the Association of Dementia Studies, led … Continue reading

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Care of Frail Older People With Complex Needs (King’s Fund)

Summary The King’s Fund invited academics, practitioners, policy-makers and representatives from patient and voluntary organisations to the Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit, held at Leeds Castle (Kent) in November 2011, to discuss the care of frail older people with complex … Continue reading

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Continuity of Care for Older Hospital Patients (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Most patients in hospital are older, and the length of time spent in hospital is related to age. Such patients … Continue reading

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Improving Person-Centred Dementia Care in Hospital (Nursing Times)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary The authors of this article are strongly in favour of nurses adopting a person-centred and individualised approach to care in … Continue reading

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Prepared to Care: Challenging the Dementia Skills Gap (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia)

Summary This report, published in 2009, presents the results of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s inquiry into the scale of the challenge in training the caring professions in dementia, and the general readiness / unreadiness of the social care … Continue reading

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Unorthodox Care Home: a Beacon of Excellence (NHS Local)

Summary Founded and managed by Anne Fretwell,  the pioneering Merevale House care home is a private residential home for people of all ages living with the various forms of dementia. Their organisational culture places emphasis on the importance of people living and working together. … Continue reading

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Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this article appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Introduction A project dedicated to improving acute hospital admission for older patients with dementia has the title “Delivering Excellence in Dementia Care in the Acute Hospital“. The … Continue reading

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Role of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) in Promoting Person-Centred Dementia Care

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract An in-depth observational study of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in dementia wards has been commissioned to identify any workforce issues. This research … Continue reading

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