Tag Archives: Supportive Design for People with Dementia

Living Spaces for People Living With Dementia and Sight Loss (University of Stirling and Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Summary Research from Stirling University, published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, shows that good design of living spaces can improve the lives of people living with two common conditions which often occur together: dementia and sight loss. Evidence-based guidelines have … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Home and Care Home Environments (SCIE Social Care TV)

Summary Two SCIE Social Care TV films explain how simple changes can help to make peoples’ homes, and care homes, more dementia-friendly environments. The dementia environment at home. The dementia environment in a care home. [Brief references to these items … Continue reading

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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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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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Examples of Supportive Design for People with Dementia (King’s Fund)

Summary Twenty six Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) projects have now been completed in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England. The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme (2009-2012) involved exploring ways to improve the … Continue reading

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Housing Services and Support for People With Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community, and people with dementia and their carers usually wish to … Continue reading

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Growing Roles of Housing Staff in Facilitating the Diagnosis and Management of Dementia in the Community (Guardian Professional)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Good housing and related services play a vital role in improving the lives of people with dementia. … Continue reading

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