Monthly Archives: October 2015

New booklet launched at a Birmingham hospital to improve dementia care

Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham has launched a new booklet designed to improve care for patients with dementia during their hospital stay.The user-friendly booklet – About me – can be filled in by the health professional that cares for them.“People with dementia can become agitated when they are in an unfamiliar environment”Rachel Martin, Dementia Nurse It […]

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ASA scheme explores the positive impact of swimming on dementia

The Amateur Swimming Association’s Head of Health and Wellbeing, Lara Lill, describes the benefits of the organisation’s pioneering dementia friendly swimming project.  Swimming is widely recognised as an activity that can deliver a range of health benefits from weight loss to lower blood pressure, but that may only be a small part of its potential.A […]

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Wakefield hospital opens new family rooms to support patients with dementia

As part of its ongoing efforts to support patients with dementia and their families, Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, part of the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has created six new, specially designed family support rooms to enable families to stay together at times of greatest need.Anita Ruckledge, Lead Dementia Nurse at the Mid-Yorkshire Trust, explains in […]

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