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The Many Faces of Dementia

The Many Faces of DementiaThis online course enables you to gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses of dementia, the people involved and the implications of these for our wider understanding. Read more »
9 September 2019, 3:51 pm

A Whole Systems Approach to understanding psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia

A Whole Systems ApproachThis Yorkshire and the Humber Dementia and Older Peooples Mental Health Clinkcal Network event chaired by Dr Rod Kersh provided attendees with an opportunity to hear from local and national innovators and carers to better understand psychological symptoms in delirium and dementia. Read more »
6 June 2019, 2:20 pm

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementiaWorld Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines recommends that people can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Read more »
14 May 2019, 5:03 pm

Music for Dementia 2020

Music for dementia 2020 logoMusic for Dementia 2020 is campaigning to make music free for people living with dementia by 2020. Led by The Utley Foundation, the campaign is a direct and positive response to the Commission into Dementia and Music report What would life be – without a song and dance, what are we?. Read more »
12 April 2019, 5:31 pm

What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we?

Commission on Dementia and MusicThis report by the Commission on Dementia and Music outlines the value and benefits of music for people with dementia and looks at the important next steps which can be taken to ensure that everyone with dementia is able to access music. Read more »
17 March 2019, 5:17 pm

Cross-government suicide prevention workplan

Department of Health, 39 Victoria StreetThe government has published the first cross-government suicide prevention plan. The plan has a focus on how social media and the latest technology, such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, can identify those at risk of suicide. Read more »
22 January 2019, 3:34 pm

Driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment: Consensus guidelines for clinicians

Driving guidelinesThe issue of driving with dementia or mild cognitive impairment is of vital importance to patients, their families and friends, and their clinicians. These guidelines set out the responsibilities of clinicians to their patients, and provide a framework for thinking about the management of their driving safety. Read more »
12 January 2019, 3:35 pm

Dementia Commissioning know how guide

Dementia Commissioning know how guideThis resource aims to enable Clinical Commissioning Groups to achieve and maintain dementia diagnosis rate of at least two-thirds of the estimated number of people with dementia, and improve the quality of and access to post diagnostic care for people living with dementia and their carers. Read more »
17 December 2018, 10:08 am

Dementia Care Pathway: full implementation guidance

Dementia Care PathwayThe Dementia Care Pathway: full implementation guidance, published by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), sets out key commissioning and service development considerations in the delivery and quality of care and support for people living with dementia and their families and carers. Read more »
12 October 2018, 6:11 pm

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. Read more »
20 June 2018, 4:23 pm

Do I see what you see?

Do I see what you see?In this film, produced by Created Out Of Mind, people share stories and experiences of living with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a rare form of dementia that commonly affects vision. Read more »
19 April 2018, 2:38 pm

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms

Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptomsThis guide published by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) is about the commissioning of comprehensive services for people with medically unexplained symptoms across the healthcare system. Read more »
9 February 2017, 1:49 pm

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing

Integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeingThis toolkit published by NHS England clarifies the new duties on NHS organisations under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014, and includes examples of positive practice of work that have proven successful in supporting carers and their families. Read more »
17 May 2016, 9:52 am

Implementing the early intervention in psychosis access and waiting time standard guidance

Implementing the early intervention in psychosis access and waiting time standard guidanceThis guidance is intended to provide support to local commissioners and providers in implementing the access and waiting time standard for early intervention in psychosis (EIP) services. Read more »
6 May 2016, 11:33 am

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17This framework published by the Department of Health sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes after April 2016. Read more »
31 March 2016, 1:26 pm

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

Five Year Forward View for Mental HealthThis independent report of the Mental Health Taskforce sets out a strategic approach to improving mental health outcomes across the health and care system, in partnership with the health arm’s length bodies. It prioritises prevention, access, integration, quality and a positive experience of care. Read more »
15 February 2016, 9:00 am

Bromley Home Treatment Team

Oxleas NHS Foundation TrustThe Bromley Home Treatment Team, which includes doctors, nurses and psychological therapists, provides care 24 hours a day 7 days a week for up to 20 patients at any one time and up to 1200 patients a year. Read more »
12 February 2016, 12:43 pm

Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation TrustThe Talking Shops in Doncaster and Scunthorpe enable people to drop-in if they need help for problems such as depression, panic or phobias, or simply to access free information or advice. They give people the opportunity to browse information on mental health issues and gain knowledge about the therapies offered by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Read more »
16 January 2016, 1:03 pm

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Understanding Psychosis and SchizophreniaThis report published by the British Psychological Society provides overview of the current state of knowledge in the field, concluding that psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness. Read more »
5 May 2015, 2:03 pm

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters – The Next Five Years

Distinctive, Valued, Personal: Why Social Care Matters - The Next Five YearsThis discussion paper, published by the Association of Adult Directors of Social Services, that outlines the developmental steps needed to be taken immediately after the General Election in order to ensure a safe, secure and personalised care and health system for older and disabled people. Read more »
19 March 2015, 2:18 pm