Dementia Academy’s Brain Health Clinic blueprint published

The Brain Health blueprint, initially developed by a group of alumni and faculty within Dementia Academy, has been published in the Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders.  The international journal has peer reviewed and published ‘Blueprint for a Brain Health Clinic to detect and manage early-stage cognitive decline: a consensus exercise’, giving its stamp of approval to […]

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A practical model for dementia prevention

28 November, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Dementia is affecting increasing proportions of our population – but did you know that over 30% of all dementia is potentially preventable by reducing many of the health and lifestyle risks we already understand? This includes vascular risk factors like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and alcohol misuse. It also includes lesser-known risk factors […]

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BPSD guide – New phone app for dementia

13 April, 2017 | Posted in:

BPSD Guide is a new phone app developed by the University of New South Wales to provide guidance for clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons living with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms.

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New dementia toolkit is an Aladdin’s cave of information

13 February, 2017 | Posted in:

Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit provides a one-stop shop resource for professionals working in dementia care. Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a comprehensive roadmap and resources for the care of people with dementia. The Dementia Interactive Care Pathway Toolkit maps out the care […]

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Developing an integrated care pathway

11 October, 2016 | Posted in:

by Sue Thomas There is currently huge interest in and awareness of dementia. This has been ignited by the publication of the National Dementia Strategy in 2009, energised by the first Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia in 2012 and fuelled by a raft of developments such as the hospital dementia scheme, the primary care detection […]

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