Dementia Support Service

Examples of Practice

Responding to the National Dementia Strategy and the National Dementia Standards, the Dementia Support Service was set up to provide short term intervention for cases that had ordinarily ended up at crisis or in the residential care system.

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South Angus Locality Medicine for the Elderly Model

Examples of Practice

The management of frail Angus patients was reliant on hospital admission and prolonged stay to assess and manage acute or often non-acute de compensation to a frail person’s health. ┬áThis resulted in high occupancy rates in community hospitals and adverse outcomes for patients such as hospital acquired infection.

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Promoting Excellence in Dementia Training

Examples of Practice

The Programme is designed to enable delegates meet the outcomes identified in the Informed, Skilled, Enhanced and Expert Practice Levels, to develop knowledge and skills of staff in contact with people with dementia, this included:

  • A Framework for Health and Social Care staff working with people with dementia
  • Details the knowledge and skills staff should be working towards
  • Developed alongside The Standards of Care For Dementia in Scotland

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Dementia Advisory Clinic Co-production Model

Examples of Practice

East Dunbartonshire has the highest ratio of older people in Scotland. The percentage of population with dementia in the area is also greater than the national average and is expected to increase even further.

The clinic model contributes to a more efficient use of existing services through enhanced co-ordination of the existing resources of all of the partner organisations. They deliver flexibly and sensitively the type of advice and support that people with dementia have told us they need.

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