Tag Archives: Supporting Patients With Dementia

Variable Standards of Hospital Dementia Care in England (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society may have found further evidence of poor and variable care in a review of acute hospital care for dementia patients. Their report is based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to which not all Trusts were … Continue reading

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Standards for the Care of Patients with Dementia in Acute Hospitals (CHKS)

Summary CHKS was assisted by the Alzheimer’s Society in developing their assurance programme specifying standards for the care of patients with dementia in acute settings. This programme combines a framework of standards concerning the organisational structure and processes in acute … Continue reading

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Patients With Dementia: Analysis of Excess Costs in Acute Care (CHKS)

Summary People with dementia are a significant proportion of all patients in English hospitals. They tend to use more resources, and typically have a longer length of stay. Further, dementia is thought to remain widely under-diagnosed and under-reported, despite recent … Continue reading

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NHS Standards of Care Improving: One Year After Francis Inquiry Report (BBC News / Nuffield Trust / Health Foundation)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that the NHS in England has changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry report was published a year ago (on February 6th 2013). The number of hospital nurses has increased by over 3,500 … Continue reading

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Carers Support Group for Carers of People with Dementia (Guest Post: Gemma Hammond)

The New Cross Dementia Carers Support Group takes place on the first Thursday of every month at the Wolverhampton Medical Institute (WMI) [Building 11] between 6:00pm – 7:00pm. It provides a forum for relatives, carers and staff to speak to other … 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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