Category Archives for "Hospital stays"

John’s Campaign prompts culture change in hospital dementia care

We’ve been keen supporters of John’s Campaign here at Local Dementia Guide since it was started by friends Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones back in November 2014.  The campaign, to allow the carers of people with dementia the right to stay with them in hospital, or visit them on the ward at any time, has attracted support from both professionals […]

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  • 16 March 2016

French twiddlemuffs help dementia patients in Hull

Everyone loves a surprise, and that’s certainly what Dementia Nurse, Chris Venton, received in the post this week. Following an appeal for knitters to help produce Twiddlemuffs for the hospital, launched just 6 weeks ago, hundreds have been arriving at Hull Royal Infirmary every week. A Twiddlemuff is a knitted tube with items attached so that a patient […]

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  • 7 March 2016

Using music to comfort dementia patients in hospital

It is widely acknowledged that music can have a powerful effect on our emotions and moods. After the overwhelming success of a scheme to bring their favourite music to patients and their families at a Glasgow hospice, Scottish researchers have decided to analyse the effects of personalised music playlists on dementia patients in hospitals in the […]

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  • 12 December 2015