Liaison Psychiatry for Older People

Examples of Practice

It was recognised that an increasing number of older people with dementia and/or mental health problems are admitted to acute hospital inpatient settings.  These patients often require additional supports and hospital staff are less able to manage these patients within a busy ward environment.  In addition to increasing staff skills through staff training, often individual patients will highlight specific issues which require a more specialist understanding or assessment.  The project sought to provide this additional support and assessment.

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Housing and Dementia

News

Dementia is increasingly becoming a mainstream housing issue in both development and housing management terms. In recognition of this we sponsored the project ‘Improving Housing and Housing Services for People with Dementia’. The housing and dementia project is being delivered by CIH Scotland and the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). Further resources: http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/resource/improving-housing-design-assist-dementia/ Further downloads: […]

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Improving the Design of Housing to Assist People With Dementia

Resource

There has always been the need for  more substantial book on design for housing providers and this led to the publication of Improving the design of housing for people with dementia.  It is written to raise awareness, explain why particular design features are needed, and to give basic guidance on the most important ones.  If […]

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Creating a Well-Designed Living Space for People with Dementia Memory Garden, Drummond Ward, Biggart Hospital

Examples of Practice

Creating a safe and well-designed living space for people with dementia within a general hospital setting.  Such a space is a key part of providing care which can improve physical and mental functions of people with dementia, and regular access to fresh air and exercise, and a quiet space away from others helps individuals in becoming less agitated and distressed.

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Development of ‘Coping with dementia’ and ‘Living well with dementia’ DVDs

Examples of Practice

To provide high quality information in the form of DVDs for people with dementia and their carers.

One important aspect to the support of people with dementia and their carers is the availability of high quality information. Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (2010) and the ‘Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland’ (2011) highlight the importance of information in improving understanding of the benefits of early diagnosis and support through all stages of the dementia journey.

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