DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

A wealth of new content for spring 2016

July 11 2016

We have published a wealth of new groups and resources on the Dementia Roadmaps during spring 2016.

New groups include:

Playlist for Life

Being able to respond to music is the one thing dementia cannot destroy. Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia.

Engage & Create

Engage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and conversation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them.

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.

Thrive

Thrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive run structured programmes of activities for people with dementia which focus on positive reminiscence, re-connecting with others including friends and family and gentle appropriate exercise and cognitive stimulation.

Revitalise

Revitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. We also offer inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest, most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is a not for profit developer and operator of ExtraCare Villages and Housing schemes which has retirement villages and housing schemes across the Midlands and North. ExtraCare’s award-winning Enriched Opportunities Programme® (EOP) supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions.
Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure is a charity dedicated to bringing the benefits of nature based activities and adventures into the lives of more people living with dementia.

Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.

New resources include:

Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age

This briefing paper published by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network seeks to connect the body of knowledge around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people to those making decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people.

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing

This toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, provides a template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support joined up working locally, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families.

Fix dementia care – NHS and care homes

This report published by the Alzheimer’s Society marks the second phase of a campaign looking at the experiences of people with dementia in a range of health and care settings. It contains the results of a survey of care home managers and the voices of people with dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia rarely travels alone: living with dementia and other conditions

This report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia examines the scale of difficulty faced by people living with both dementia and other health conditions, and how the health and social care system can provide holistic, person-centred care and support for this growing body of people.

Dementia and comorbidities: Ensuring parity of care

This report published by the International Longevity Centre demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year.

DiADeM (Diagnosis of Advanced Dementia Mandate in Care Homes)

This protocol developed by the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Strategic Clinical Network aims to support GPs to diagnose dementia for people living with advanced dementia in a care home setting.

Health matters: midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

This guidance published by Public Health England makes the case for action in midlife to promote healthy lifestyles that can reduce the risk of dementia.

Immediate post diagnosis support guidance

This guidance document, published by the London Strategic Clinical Networks, has been created for professionals to support people with dementia and their carers immediately following diagnosis.

DeAR-GP (Dementia Assessment Referral to GP)

DeAR–GP, developed by the South London Health Innovation Network, is a simple paper based case-finding tool which has been designed for use by care workers to identify people who are showing signs of dementia.

Dementia advisers survey

This report published by Ipsos MORI presents the findings of a survey into the provision of dementia adviser services throughout England.

The experiences, needs and outcomes for carers of people with dementia

This comprehensive literature review undertaken by the the Association of Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, examines the experiences and needs of carers of people with dementia and the evidence of outcomes produced from a wide range of interventions. Download The experiences, needs and outcomes …

Care of dying adults in the last days of life

This guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. The guideline contains specific advice relevant when caring for people with dementia.

Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation Plan

This implementation plan outlines how the 50 commitments set out in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 will be met, ensuring that England becomes the world-leader in dementia care, research and awareness by 2020.

The dementia profile

The dementia profile developed by the Dementia Intelligence Network collects new and existing data on dementia at both Clinical Commissioning Group and local authority level. This will assist the local planning of services and support areas to make sustainable improvements from an easily accessible online platform.

Active Minds – dementia activity resources

Active Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives – enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.

The Daily Sparkle

The Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK’s leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.

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