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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

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How Dementia-Friendly Is Each Ward? The EHE Assessment Tool (King’s Fund, Enhancing the Healing Environment)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Relatively inexpensive and straightforward changes to the design of health care environments can enhance the wellbeing of people with dementia, … Continue reading

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Developing Supportive Design for People with Dementia: Design Principles (King’s Fund, Enhancing the Healing Environment)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary These design principles have been assembled as a practical resource to help organisations develop dementia-friendly health care environments. The overarching … Continue reading

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