Dementia Friendly Churches 2014 – Workshops

News

The Church of Scotland is providing workshops to support the process of making church dementia-friendly. Church is often a pivotal part of people’s lives, that helps people to stay connected with friends and community, as well as helping to meet spiritual needs. More details and booking info can be found here

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Dementia Post Diagnosis Support

Examples of Practice

Supporting people with a new diagnosis of dementia and their relatives/carers to be better informed about the condition, to understand the support available to them, and to plan for their future care.

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Improving the Quality of Care Home Services – Best Practice in Dementia Care

Examples of Practice

Aberdeenshire is anticipating the highest rate of increase of the over 85 population in Scotland, with a consequent increase in numbers of people with dementia.  In line with one of our 3 reshaping care themes, we identified a need to upskill staff and improve their confidence in providing care for people with dementia and their carers which is outcome focused and of high quality.

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Psychological Interventions in Response to Stress and Distress in Dementia

Examples of Practice

This training initiative was originally aimed to increase knowledge and skills of NHS and local authority staff in how to prevent, assess and respond to distress in dementia for individuals with dementia, their families and carers – this approach is now being rolled out to independent sector care home staff.

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Workforce Development – Dementia and Palliative Care

Examples of Practice

Reducing levels of delayed discharge from hospital by providing specialist care at home or in care homes in the community; avoiding unnecessary admissions to hospital by supporting community-based alternatives to hospital admission; expanding and promoting choices for older people in anticipatory care planning; ensuring staff have the right skills to be able to appropriately and effectively support people at home.

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