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The Role for Dementia Consultant Teams

The Role for Dementia Consultant Teams | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
In my last post I criticized the Australian Financial Review for its characterization of people living with dementia, and of our aging population in general. Now that the furor over that article ha...
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An interesting and thought provoking article from Dr Allen Power.  We often seek responses to difficult situations outwith ourselves and our environment.

 

I have been in many care homes for a day and been relieved to leave, not because they weren't warm and welcoming homes.  However the noisy alarms, doors, telephones, radio's and TV's, the hurried staff the clunking of dishes, the overwhelming heat and stimulation often leaves me feeling exhausted and reaching for the headache tablets.  I couldn't cope if my own home felt so noisy and busy and I come from a family of 9!  

 

I would certainly find staying in such an environment full-time challenging.  There are little things that would make my stay much more comfortable.  So before I am ever admitted to a Care Home my One Page Profile would say.

 

*  I need quite time everyday and enjoy meditating

*  I like to chat but find background noises make this difficult

*  Constant loud noises will upset me and give me a headache

*  I like being outdoors (even if the weather isn't so good)

*  I like to exercise but not in front of other people

*  While I like being around people I'm not a fan of big group activities

*  My internal thermostat is always set at high so I am rarely cold and often overheat

*  I pick up on other people's emotions easily

*  I must have regular outings for coffee and cake!

*  I don't like being told what to do - never have, never will

*  I am a nightowl so rarely in bed early unless I'm ill

*  I don't eat 3 course meals and don't eat 3 times a day - little and often is my preference

*  Where I go my husband goes too unless it's football related in which case he's on his own!

 

So please check out my one page profile before reaching for the medications - you might just find the solution there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How can and should UK society adjust to dementia? | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

How can and should UK society adjust to dementia? | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Applying the social model of disability to dementia leads to important insights and helps to explain many of the barriers in the lives of people with dementia. This paper aims to stimulate debate about new ways forward in understanding, and ways to meet the needs of the growing number of people living with dementia.   
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Getting help for dementia can be more difficult if you are part of a South Asian community

Getting help for dementia can be more difficult if you are part of a South Asian community | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
South Asians are one of the largest, and fastest-growing, minority groups in Westernised countries. And while many people with this background may have lived in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and other…
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Digital ‘silver membership’ service aims to tackle loneliness amongst older people

Digital ‘silver membership’ service aims to tackle loneliness amongst older people | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
London College of Communication is teaming up with cultural centres artsdepot, Warwick Arts Centre and Brewery Arts Centre to find new ways to use digital and social media to tackle loneliness and ...
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Loneliness - 'serious risk to your health' - Doctors Warn

Loneliness - 'serious risk to your health' - Doctors Warn | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Posts before have related to how loneliness is a major cause of health related problems in the UK. With a breakdown in community over several decades, it is a major issue that needs to be tackled i...
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Why Care Home Activities Are Essential For A Fulfilling Life - Hallmark Care Homes Blog

Why Care Home Activities Are Essential For A Fulfilling Life - Hallmark Care Homes Blog | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
As we get older we have less opportunity to meet with people on a daily basis. Read how living a fulfilling life with care home activities can help -
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Rights-based approaches in dementia. What are they good for?

Rights-based approaches in dementia. What are they good for? | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
I will be responding to a Mental Health Foundation report on disability and dementia in Thursday. "Rights based approaches" hardly trips off the tongue, and it took me considerable time to get to t...
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The Healing Power of Elvis?! You Better Believe It!

The Healing Power of Elvis?! You Better Believe It! | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
At the Lasata Care Center, a nursing home in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, something amazing is happening. The home is participating in the study of Music & Memory where Alzheimer's patients are given iPods with favorite songs from their youth. The results are incredible.
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Caroline Bartle on Twitter

Caroline Bartle on Twitter | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
#stillmylife a planning tool for early stage #dementia pls share pic.twitter.com/3H5jESEIVO
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What do we know about hospital admissions from care homes? (Infographic) | Integrated Care Today

What do we know about hospital admissions from care homes? (Infographic) | Integrated Care Today | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
With the over-75 population set to double in the next 30 years, quality of care is a key concern, so what do we know about the state of admissions from care homes in the UK?
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Dementia Awareness - Informed Level

Dementia Awareness - Informed Level | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Did you know there are almost 1 million people in the UK living with dementia and nearly everyone in the UK will know or will have known someone affected by dementia.  Yet there is still a lack of understanding about dementia.
Dementia is an unmbrella term (like cancer) which encompasses over 100 different types of diseases such as Alzheimers, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia (Pick's Disease) and Frontotemporal Dementia.  Dementia's are not just about having a failing memory, dementia's ar
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Frequently asked questions — Self Directed Support Scotland

Frequently asked questions
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Loneliness can be deadly

Loneliness can be deadly | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
A staggering 38% of people living with dementia report feeling lonely and more than 70% of people living with dementia have stopped doing things they used to do after they were diagnosed. Loneliness has been shown to be as dangerous to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. You are also at greater risk (64%) of developing dementia if you are lonely and I believe the progression of dementia is more rapid in people who are lonely and isolated.I was talking with a lady Marie just recently. Mar
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Dementia Journeys

Dementia Journeys | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Edinburgh - Our lives, Our stories, Our way Our lives, Our Stories, Our Way People living with dementia and their family carers want to...
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FREE Dementia Event in Edinburgh as part of a National Series of events throughout Scotland to raise awareness of dementia

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Influencing dementia care policy | RCNi

Influencing dementia care policy | RCNi | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
It is everyone's responsibility to better understand dementia so those with the condition can have more fulfilling lives
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We need more focus on the person and less on the medical interventions that fail to improve the outcomes for the person

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.
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Dementia Words Matter: A ‘Call to Action’ from people living with dementia | DEEP

Dementia Words Matter: A ‘Call to Action’ from people living with dementia | DEEP | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Check words and descriptions used in your printed materials against the DEEP Guide

Change any words and descriptions that people with dementia have identified as ones to avoid

Challenge words which you recognise as our ‘curl up and die’ words whenever you see or hear them – in newspapers, on TV, on websites and in conferences and meetings. And pass on the challenge to others to take forward in their own settings.
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An exciting new project…

An exciting new project… | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
This blog is by and for commissioners and providers who are interested in using person centred practices to transform the experience of home care for individuals and staff. Blogs are by commissione...
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GP support in care homes reduces unplanned hospital attendances by 25% | Integrated Care Today

GP support in care homes reduces unplanned hospital attendances by 25% | Integrated Care Today | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Over the past 18 months, GPs across Gloucestershire have been delivering an ‘enhanced service’ for older people living in care homes, resulting in a significant fall in hospital visits.
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Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training E-News

Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training E-News | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
7 things you should know about dementia, but might not!
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Spring edition of Dementia Scotland Consultancy and Training E-News

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Children talking about dementia on TV is a powerful learning tool | Pippa Kelly

Children talking about dementia on TV is a powerful learning tool | Pippa Kelly | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
A new CBBC programme, Mr Alzheimers and Me, helps children understand how their grandparents’ dementia can affect personality and behaviour
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Advanced Dementia Consultation - we want to hear your views

Advanced Dementia Consultation - we want to hear your views | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Dementia Carer Voices will be holding a consultation event on Tuesday 3rd February at St Mary's Church in Irvine on Alzheimer Scotland's development of a community support model for people with adv...
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Dementia Care Practice Training - Skilled Level

Dementia Care Practice Training - Skilled Level | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Dementia Scotland are coming to
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Promoting Excellence – Skilled Level Course - Cost from £60 pp (if booked before 20th January 2015).

Every person with dementia should be supported by people who are knowledgeable, skilled and confident in their own abilities. The principles of the person-centred approach are embedded in this course. It demonstrates that by tailoring care to the unique and individual interests and needs of the person with dementia, their well-being and qualit
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February Training and Events

February Training and Events | Social Care and Dementia | Scoop.it
Offering Dementia Specialist Training Throughout Scotland What people have to say about our training so far.... "I would like to say your...
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