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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

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Pet ownership is a major benefit of care at home

It has long been known that the companionship of animals can provide a valuable source of comfort and relief for people. If someone loves animals, the pleasure they get from pet ownership has many life enhancing benefits and

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08 December 2011

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Live in care: what qualifications and training should I look for?

When you are in the process of choosing which live in care provider you will use (either for yourself or for a relative), it is important to understand the level of training received by your professional carer and the relevant qualifications they hold.

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19 July 2011

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Different types of dementia

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases and conditions, such as memory loss.

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05 June 2011

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How an early diagnosis of dementia can improve quality of life in later years

Dementia is usually associated with old age, but onset can be from early middle age. In the UK, some 10% of individuals aged 70 and over, and 20% of people aged 80 and above, are living with dementia. It’s a condition that is experienced all

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20 May 2011

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Dementia care: do feelings matter more than facts?

One of the key symptoms of dementia is its impact on an individual’s memory. The short-term memory becomes less and less effective whilst, at least for some time, the long-term memory works extremely well.

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16 May 2011

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New guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease

One of the most concerning aspects of Alzheimer’s disease for those living with the condition, their families and their home care companies is the absence of a definitive cure.

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01 May 2011