Becoming dementia-friendly

Read about different ways organisations can become dementia-friendly, including assessments, adjustments, inclusive design and professional development. This section covers GP practices, hospitals, hospices, care homes and more.

Dementia-Friendly audit, Trafford General Hospital, Greater Manchester

Expert by experience assessment of ward environments identifying small, low cost actions that could improve service user experience.

Dementia-Friendly General Practice Toolkit Development, Notts and Derbys

Co-produced toolkit has enabled practices to improve patient experience quickly, at low cost, to benefit patients with dementia, and others too. 

Feedback informs Northern Ireland's First Dementia-Friendly Shopping Centre

How 121 and small group conversations have gone beyond use of a checklist and enabled a shopping centre to become more accessible, and inclusive, for people with dementia

iSPACE and the Dementia-Friendly Practices Assessment and Benchmarking Tool, Wessex

The tool supports GP practices to improve the experience of patients affected by dementia, by working to achieve specific measures.

Time for Dementia Programme: professional development - Kent, Sussex and Surrey

Thousands of students learn from lived experience, complementing what can be taught on the ward and in the classroom. 

Meeting point to support use of complex site in Colchester

Assessing experience to enable people with dementia to use local facilities with confidence by identifying barriers and areas for improvement. 

Observed walk through in PLACE assessment, Keech Hospice, Luton

Observation combined with direct feedback generated rich data to help understand the experience of people with dementia in the Hospice.

Photo elicitation interviews assess experience of managing medications, Reading 

People with dementia were able to share about their experience by taking photographs, then discussing them with researchers.

Signage and decoration, Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital

Service user experience has informed a ward transformation and other changes that help people with dementia to be safe and well.

Sex and intimacy in care homes 'workshop in a box'

The workshop, informed by the experience of people affected by dementia, enables staff to develop policy and meet people's needs.

Shropshire Dementia Action Alliance priority-setting survey

People with dementia ensured that their local alliance took account of the experience of people with dementia and carers to inform its priorities. 

Turning up the Volume on living with dementia

Surveys and interviews found the experience of thousands of people affected by dementia fails to measure up to what they need to live well with dementia.  

How to measure the experience of people with dementia

Get advice and tips on how to measure the experience of people with dementia, including help with recruitment and research methods.

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