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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dementia self-assessment framework published


A tool developed to ensure implementation of the nursing contribution to dementia care, including the 6Cs and dementia pathway, the self-assessment framework was created by nurses and care staff to compare current dementia care with the best practice criteria.

It is for use by health and social care staff, as well as wider teams and organisations when:
considering changes to improve practice
developing a plan
reviewing progress around their involvement in dementia care across the whole pathway
The contribution to the dementia care pathway by nurses and care staff includes:
increasing basic awareness
reducing stigma
assessing, diagnosing and continuing to support people with dementia and carers through to end of life care

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People with dementia – talking toolkit


Bupa has produced a series of Sports Cards designed to aid conversation and help people to make connections with loved ones living with dementia.

The Bupa Sport Cards can be downloaded at www.bupa.co.uk/sport-and-dementia

Bupa has also created a Talking Toolkit with further practical guidance on continuing to engage as the condition progresses, which can be downloaded from bupa.co.uk/understand dementia

Football star, Robbie Savage has announced he is supporting a campaign focusing on dementia and sport. The activity launched by Bupa is urging people to harness the power of sport to help connect with the older generation, particularly those living with dementia.

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Personal Health Budgets


From April 2014, people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare and families of children receiving continuing care, will have the right to ask for a personal health budget.

On 9 October Norman Lamb announced that from October 2014 this right will be strengthened and will become a right to have a personal health budget.

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