Visits to a person with dementia in hospital can make a big difference to how they feel and to the quality of their care. This information will help you plan ahead and understand what to expect from a visit during the pandemic.
From the August/September 2015 issue of our magazine, Janet Baylis reviews a book from the University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre.
There are different places a person with dementia may be discharged to after a stay in hospital. This will depend on their needs. There are also various options available if the person needs care and support after leaving hospital.
This report by Alzheimer’s Society shines a light on the inconsistent provision of high-quality, integrated care and support for people affected by dementia, from diagnosis to end of life.
Long COVID for people with dementia can cause worsening of cognition (confusion or memory) and poorer mental and physical health. Rehabilitation is a plan of treatment that supports the person to recover as much of their lost abilities, independence and wellbeing as possible.
Research project: Supporting person-centred care for people with dementia in hospital settings: co-designing and testing the feasibility of an intervention for use during constant observation activities.
The experience of patients with dementia has informed a ward transformation in Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital. This led to changes that help patients to be safe and well.