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Primary Care Today – February/March 2012 “Can home based dementia care succeed?”

What are the odds of people with end stage dementia remaining in their own homes instead of specialist dementia nursing homes?

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18 October 2012

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Care Talk – June 2012 “Coping with Dementia the SPECAL way”

Doris finds a locked door and starts hammering on it and swearing. She becomes even more agitated when asked if she’d like to come away and have a cup of tea. She then starts to kick the door, calling out that she’s a prisoner.

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18 October 2012

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Practice Nursing – June 2012 “An improved experience for dementia patients”

Dementia is associated with old age, but onset has been reported from early middle age. It may be caused by a variety of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, Pick’s disease, vascular disease and Korsakoff’s syndrome;

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18 October 2012

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Geriatric Medicine – July 2012 “Achieving better care for dementia patients”

The SPECAL (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer’s) method aims to give patients with dementia a feeling of being in control and being able to make decisions which are carried out. It incorporates a number of core tools and best

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18 October 2012

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Independent Practitioner – July/August 2012 “Take risks and work hard to realise them”

During the years of study and training leading to qualification, medical professionals quite rightly focus on medicine. Yet when building a career in private medicine, one needs to develop business skills and adopt a more entrepreneurial outlook.

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18 October 2012

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Journal of Community Nursing – Sept/Oct 2012 “Optimising treatment and care for dementia patients”

It is estimated that approximately 820,000 people in the UK are living with a form of dementia; this number will increase with the rise in the number of elderly people in the UK. Dementia occurs following damage to the brain.

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18 October 2012

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Primary Health Care – December 2011 “Building communication bridges with dementia patients is vital”

Communication bridges for patients with dementia Simple techniques designed to develop interaction and enhance a feeling of wellbeing can improve care and increase practice efficiency, explains Zoë Elkins

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09 March 2012

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British Geriatric (BGS) Newsletter “Improving end of life care at home” – April/May 2011

There are around 750,000 people in the United Kingdom currently spending their last months of life with advanced dementia, and it is clear that such individuals require very specific and tailored end of life care.

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08 March 2012

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Journal of Dementia Care – July/August 2011 “Why we are at home with the SPECAL method

Zoë Elkins shares The Good Care Group’s positive experience of using the SPECAL method in their domiciliary care service.

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08 March 2012

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Caring UK – August 2011 New dementia care plan allows person to remain at home

A homecare provider has launched a new dementia care programme that enables the person being looked after not only to remain at home, but also to retain self-worth.

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08 March 2012

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Community Care Market News – August 2011 “The Good Care Group targets dementia”

London-headquartered high-end homecare provider Good Care Group has launched a dementia-specific package, pitching its services at a client group traditionally seen as best cared for in residential care settings.

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08 March 2012

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British Journal of Nursing Promoting better care for patients with dementia

Admission to hospital or a visit to a local clinic can be a frightening experience for a patient with dementia who faces interactions with strangers in unfamiliar surroundings. A nursing team on an acute medical ward for individuals with

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08 March 2012