Tag Archives: Social Workers

SCIE’s Video Simulation of the Dementia Experience (SCIE)

Summary A new film is available online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) via SCIE’s Dementia Gateway. It offers an attempt to simulate the subjective experience of how it feels to live with dementia, thereby allowing viewers to … Continue reading

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International Consensus on Quality Indicators for Palliative Cancer and Dementia Care (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary Quality indicators have been developed concerning palliative care for patients with cancer and / or dementia in different settings in various European countries. This article presents the efforts of a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to compile a set … Continue reading

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Liaison Psychiatry for Every Acute Hospital: Integrated Mental and Physical Healthcare (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This report, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, summarises the evidence about the role and benefits of liaison psychiatry services in acute hospitals. It describes the range of mental health problems encountered, and the various interventions in acute hospitals. … Continue reading

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Survey Suggests Adult Social Care Worsening Under Cut-Backs (BBC News)

Summary More than 85% of respondents to a survey by Age UK and the College of Social Work said that care for vulnerable older people has been suffering because of funding cuts. This survey of 200 social workers suggests that the impact … Continue reading

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More Information on the Take Heart Project (NHS Local)

Summary The Take Heart project does not aim to improve people’s memory. Instead, it helps people with suspected dementia to understand the causes of their condition and provides advice and information to help control contributory cardiovascular factors. 97 per cent of the people referred … Continue reading

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Social Workers Help Spot Potential Dementia Patients (NHS Local)

Summary The Take Heart project in Stoke-on-Trent is introduced in this NHS Local web page. This project offers support and advice to people who show early signs of developing dementia. The identification and referral of “at risk” patients by professionals … Continue reading

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