Care homes newsletter, issue 7, October 2010

Through monthly newsletters, the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) Implementation Team is sharing ideas on how the strategy can be implemented, examples of how different homes have implemented the strategy, and resources to support care homes in their own implementation.

Issue 7, October 2010 focuses on end of life care for people with dementia living in care homes. It contains the following articles:

  • Achieving best quality end of life care for people with dementia: Ending the taboos by Sharon Blackburn, Policy and Communications Director at the National Care Forum and National Adviser on Older People to the National Council for Palliative Care.
  • End of life care for people with advanced dementia living in care homes by Dr Jackie Morris MB FRCP, Consultant Physician and Trustee of both the British Institute of Human Rights and the Relatives and Residents Association.
  • Gold Standard end of life care in Somerset by Diane Allen is the Manager at Croft House in Williton, Somerset.