Tag Archives: Pets

Further Information on Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation (SCIE / Renaisi / BBC News / NIHR / Lancet)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.3” briefing covers possible interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and examines examples of good practice from the commissioning perspective. Full Text Link Reference Tackling loneliness and social isolation. the role of commissioners. … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, Depression, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NIHR, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, SCIE, Standards, Statistics, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity in Care Homes / Nursing Homes (JBI Database)

Summary An Australian systematic review has attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of various meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The authors outline conclusions are as follows [quote]: “Providing meaningful or individualized … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Depression, For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Systematic Reviews, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Living Well Through Activity in Care Homes (BAOT / COT)

Summary The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and College of Occupational Therapists (COT) have produced a set of free online resources designed to help care home residents maintain health, their sense of purpose and involvement by continuing to engage … Continue reading

Posted in Commissioning, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Management of Condition, National, Person-Centred Care, Physiotherapy, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting to Know the Person: Scottish Scheme to Improve Care of Dementia Patients (The ALLIANCE)

Summary This scheme, with the aim of improving the care and experience of dementia patients and their carers in hospital settings in Scotland, was released by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) earlier this Summer. Getting to … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Charitable Bodies, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Proposed for Next Newsletter, Quick Insights, Scotland, UK NSC, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia Dogs Trained to Comfort and Assist Owners (BBC Scotland)

Summary Dementia Dogs have been reported to reduce anxiety, depression and distress in people with early-stage dementia. Early trials in Scotland indicate that such pets can also be trained to help people in more practical ways; for example by reminding people … Continue reading

Posted in BBC News, Community Care, Depression, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Patient Care Pathway, Patient Information, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Scotland, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PEARL Specialised Dementia Service Confirms Reduced Requirement for Antipsychotic Medication (Four Seasons Health Care)

Summary This report covers the progress of Four Seasons Health Care in halving use of antipsychotic medication for adults with dementia through their specialist PEARL (Positively Enriching And enhancing Residents’ Lives) care programme. Many positive outcomes are reported. Full Text … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Community Care, Depression, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia 2013: the Hidden Voice of Loneliness (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s second annual report examines the quality of life for people with dementia. This report concentrates on findings from a survey showing that (i) over half of the general public believe people with dementia lead a poor … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's Society, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, End of Life Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Management of Condition, National, Northern Ireland, Patient Care Pathway, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment