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Doncaster is working to become dementia friendly Forget me not, issue 1

Forget me not is a quarterly newsletter produced by Doncaster Dementia Strategic Partnership. This issue features Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust’s work in supporting Dementia Friendly care, Doncaster Dementia Action Alliance, and invitation to participate in a Dementia Flash Mob, the piloting of Cantab Mobile, poetry and other news of interest. Read more »

 

Ladder to the Moon Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon provides workforce and service development that enables health and care organisations to develop active, creative, vibrant care services. It uses approaches that incorporate creativity and the arts, and involve staff, older people living with dementia and other long-term conditions, and the wider community. Read more »

 

NHS England Dementia assessment and referral 2014-15

This data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours who have been identified as potentially having dementia, who are appropriately assessed and, where appropriate, referred on to specialist services in England. Read more »

 

Dementia in North East England Dementia 2014: A North East Perspective

This report published by the Northern Rock Foundation, outlines the state of dementia care in the North East of England. It provides a summary of demographic trends and the work that is being undertaken to support people with dementia and their carers by statutory, voluntary and academic sectors. Read more »

 

Doing OD in the NHS Doing OD in the NHS

This toolkit developed by NHS Employers contains a collection of resources, tools and thinking to support effective culture change within the NHS and will be of interest to anyone interested in improving organisational culture. Read more »

 

Right to Know campaign Right to Know campaign

This campaign led by the Alzheimer’s Society aims to ensure that everyone with dementia has a right to know about their condition in order to tackle it head on, a right to know about the information and advice available to them, and a right to be fully supported after their diagnosis. Read more »

 

East of England dementia resource repository East of England dementia resource repository

This resource, produced by Sally Donaghey, East of England Strategic Clinical Network, provides links to useful resources to support effective dementia commissioning. The resources are grouped into four themes: Standards, Good practice, Evidence base and Practical information. Read more »

 

Assistive technology Dementia-friendly technology charter

The Dementia-friendly technology charter gives people with dementia and their carers information on how to access technology. It also provides guidance to health, housing and social care professionals on how to make technology work for people based on their individual needs. Read more »

 

Dementia Carer Dementia Carer

Dementia Carer is a website that provides access to a wide range of video clips featuring carers discussing what helps them cope with issues they encounter in caring for someone with dementia. Read more »

 

Lewy Body Society Referral for a diagnosis

This leaflet produced by the Lewy Body Society highlights the importance of practitioners identifying the main symptoms of Lewy body dementia early to enable referral to a specialist at a memory clinic for correct diagnosis to be made. Read more »

 

Barbara, the whole story Barbara, the whole story

Barbara, the whole story is a condensend version of a series of 6 films created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to highlight issues around caring for people with dementia in an acute hospital. Read more »

 

The dementia guide The dementia guide

This guide produced by the Alzheimer’s Society is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. It aims to support people to live well with dementia and will be useful to close friends and family of someone with dementia. Read more »

 

Dr Charles Alessi, lead for preventable dementia in Public Health England Promoting brain health

In a recent blog post, Dr Charles Alessi, lead for preventable dementia in Public Health England, says he is determined to capture the emerging evidence that dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing and in some cases can be prevented or its progression delayed. Read more »

 

UCLPartners 12,000 Trained

UCLPartners and Health Education North Central and East London are working together to roll out dementia awareness training to a wide variety of staff, including those working in hospitals, general practice and community settings. Read more »