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Scotland’s Second National Dementia Strategy: 2013-16

Summary Scotland’s second National Dementia Strategy builds upon and develops the first one published in 2010. A total of 17 commitments are specified, with the intention of improving: the quality of dementia services, timely diagnosis rates and standards of care … Continue reading

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Integrated Dementia Care: the Eight Pillars Model of Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland. This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach … Continue reading

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Post-Diagnostic Dementia Support in Scotland (Lewy Body Society / Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary From late March 2013 onwards, a national commitment to support people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland will involve a named support worker tailoring care plans to help people with dementia and their families. The intention is to supply help and advice to assist families to … Continue reading

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Spirituality and Ageing: Implications for the Care and Support of the Elderly (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services: IRISS)

Summary This Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) report examines how person-centred care can be enhanced by addressing the spiritual needs of elderly people. “Research into ageing and spirituality is based on assumptions of ageing as a … 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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Improving Dementia Care in Scotland (Conference: Edinburgh, November 24th 2011)

Summary Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy was published in 2010. Capita’s National Improving Dementia Care in Scotland Conference will examine progress made since the Scottish Government launched the “Dementia One Year One Strategy” in June 2011. Topics covered will include: Learning … Continue reading

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National Dementia Strategy for Scotland

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 4 November 2010]. Abstract Dementia is a national priority for the Scottish administration, and this strategy reflects the importance of this agenda. It reinforces significant work already underway in Scotland … Continue reading

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