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Gnosall Health Centre Memory First

Memory First is an integrated dementia service run by a consortium of 162 GPs across 41 practices in Staffordshire. Its pioneering joined-up approach to care has cut diagnosis times from 3 years to 4 weeks and led to major improvements in patient experience. Read more »

 

The Dementia Diaries Dementia Diaries

The Dementia Diaries is an illustrated children’s book which tells the stories of 8 young people and their experiences of living with dementia in their families through four characters’ diaries. Read more »

 

Tommy on tour Tommy on tour

This blog documents Tommy Whitelaw’s mission to raise awareness of dementia as he tours Scotland’s towns and cities sharing his experience of caring for his mother. Read more »

 

Tune in to Dementia Tune in to Dementia

This film by Inspired Youth, made with students at Joseph Rowntree School in York, aims to raise debate around dementia with young people and support York in its bid to become dementia friendly. Read more »

 

Memory Bank Memory Bank

Memory Bank is a reminiscence resource pack which uses archive films to stimulate memories of childhood, growing up, loved ones and family, sense of place, home and work life for people living with dementia. Read more »

 

The diseased Other The diseased Other

This film is about Alzheimer’s disease, stigma and medical reductionism. It is an artistic expression that explores scientific understandings of Alzheimer’s disease from philosophical and ethical perspectives. Read more »

 

Natural England Greening Dementia

This literature review explores the existing evidence of the benefits and barriers facing people living with dementia in accessing the natural environment and their local green space. Read more »

 

Improving GP coding Improving GP coding of dementia in London

This project aimed to find out whether it is possible to raise diagnosis rates through undertaking an exercise to ‘clean up’ dementia coding and records at a practice level. The hypothesis was that problems in GP coding may be contributing to the reported dementia diagnosis gap. Read more »

 

Trading Times Trading Times

Trading Times is an online service that matches carers with local businesses for flexible paid work. It is free to carers and paid for on a transactional basis by employers.
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ode, fragrance-release system ode

ode is a fragrance-release system designed to stimulate appetite among people with dementia. The mains-powered unit releases three food fragrances a day, adjustable to coincide with the user’s mealtimes. Read more »

 

buddi buddi

buddi is a mobile personal alarm system that provides assistance wherever and whenever it’s needed. It helps active and independent people stay that way. Read more »

 

Improving the diagnosis process Improving the diagnosis process

In this video, published by NHS England, a patient recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s describes how the diagnosis process could be improved through the use of volunteers with experience of the condition. He underlines the importance of leaving the diagnosis with some hope. Read more »

 

8th UK Dementia Congress 8th UK Dementia Congress

Over 800 people attended the 8th UK Dementia Congress, held 5-7th November 2013 in Nottingham, to celebrate a coming together care for people living with dementia in care homes, in the community and in hospitals. Read more »