Tag Archives: Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) Virtual Care Home

Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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Exploring How Digital Technology and Social Media Can Support People Living With Dementia (Nominet Trust)

Summary This blog post on the Nominet Trust website explores the growing number of ways by which access to the internet and the use digital technology can help to support people living with dementia and enhance their quality of life. This website contains many useful … Continue reading

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Housing and Dementia Project (CIH Scotland and DSDC)

Summary The “Improving Housing and Housing Services for People with Dementia” project, also known as the housing and dementia project, is run by CIH Scotland and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). Information resources are available online. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Dementia Rates in Northern Ireland to Double in 20 Years (BBC Northern Ireland News)

Summary It is estimated that 19,000 people in Northern Ireland have the condition currently. The number of people in Northern Ireland with dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years. This news item goes on to discuss adaptations … Continue reading

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The Treatments Doctors Would Themselves Avoid: Many a True Word Said in Jest? (The Guardian: Life and Style)

Summary A national expert on dementia from the University of Stirling is clearly of the “NHS hospitals are very bad places when it comes to the standards of care for frail elderly patients” viewpoint. Read more: What doctors won’t do. Life … Continue reading

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The Quest for Dementia Friendly Communities (Housing Learning and Improvement Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This Housing LIN Viewpoint No.25 from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) examines current policy and practice in relation … Continue reading

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The Role of Acute Care Managers in Supporting Patients With Dementia (Nursing Management)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary This article addresses the responsibility to equip staff with the right communications skills and strategies to cater for the needs … Continue reading

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