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Site updated at Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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Praise for dementia service

PATIENTS with dementia are getting a good quality of care at Salisbury District Hospital, according to a review carried out by specialists and carers from the south west region.

The review team identified clear, strong leadership and commitment and a positive culture within the trust, which has enabled it to make significant changes over… Praise for dementia service   



Dementia Increases Risk for Preventable Hospitalizations

A large number of hospitalizations of people with dementia may be preventable, according to a just released study from the University of Washington.

Researchers found that elderly people with dementia had a 78% higher risk of being needlessly hospitalized due to avoidable illness than seniors not suffering from dementia.

Additionally, 86% of those stricken… Dementia Increases Risk for Preventable Hospitalizations   



Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia

Expressions of interest are now being accepted from care providers for funding to improve the surroundings of people living with dementia.

Local authorities working in partnership with social care providers and the NHS will have the opportunity to bid for a share of £50 million capital funding to invest during 2013-14. The funding will… Expressions of interest for funding to improve care environments for people with dementia   



One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia.

Under the scheme, which is led by the Alzheimer’s Society, people will be given free awareness sessions to help them understand dementia better and become Dementia Friends.

The scheme… One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia   



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