Article Archive: Year 2017

Affected by undiagnosed dementia?

Affected by undiagnosed dementia?

Undiagnosed dementia Support should be available to those who are affected by undiagnosed dementia.  Whilst there are 529,098 in the UK with diagnosed dementia (Dept of Health 2016/17 figs), this…

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Graduation!

School for Social Entrepreneurs Graduation!

Dartington Social Entrepreneurs The Dartington  School for Social Entrepreneurs 2016-17 programme  has come to an end. It has been a whirlwind of learning and development. 20 members of the cohort…

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Hospitals understanding dementia impact

Hospitals understanding dementia impact

Hospitals understanding dementia impact Hospitals understanding dementia impact is essential for recovery. Dementia adds additional and often invisible complex needs which have a negative impact on the person therefore delaying discharge. For the person the whole experience is confusing, disorientating and…

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Dementia Carer Network

Dementia Carer Network

Newton Abbot Dementia Carer Network group The Newton Abbot Dementia Carer Network is for anyone who has been affected by dementia. It doesn’t matter if this is in the past…

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Newton Abbot and District Civic Awards

Newton Abbot and District Civic Awards

Nomination I first heard of the Newton Abbot and District Annual Civic Awards in a surprise email.  Acting Chairman Keith Stokes-Smith was inviting me to attend their annual award ceremony on 17th June and…

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Dementia friendly GP surgery

Dementia friendly GP surgery

How to create a dementia friendly GP surgery Devon Square wanted to become a more dementia friendly GP surgery. Mike Stewart, Practice Manager and myself, Patient Participation representative, requested a Dementia Walkthrough.   Liam…

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Paranoia in dementia

Paranoia in dementia

It helps when family understand Paranoia can divide siblings and create family rifts. Most of all it can hurt the very people trying to care. Whilst on the telephone to my sister,…

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