KarantisCare – new mobile care solution for Dementia & Alzheimer’s

July 2, 2018

Designed and developed by carers, KarantisCare is a unique stand-alone care application for use on mobile devices. It uses modern technology to improve service, support and transparency, not only for care agencies and carers, but for their clients and geographically dispersed family members.   At Karantis the vision is to provide the best possible emotional […]

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Time to ‘think differently’ about dementia

June 11, 2018

Alzheimer’s Research UK recently commissioned a groundbreaking new report which models hypothetical treatments for alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), with advice from a clinical panel, have published ‘Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments’. The report […]

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The Department of Health and Social Care guidance on dementia

June 7, 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care guidance on dementia: “What to expect from health and care services” has recently been published. This information is a useful resource for people newly diagnosed with dementia, their family and carers and helps people to understand the kind of support and services that are available in England. It […]

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Alzheimer’s Society charity has warned about the rising admissions to A&E departments for people with dementia

May 23, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Society charity has warned last week about the rising admissions to A&E departments for people with dementia due to ‘threadbare’ social care system. An investigation they undertook has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being taken to A&E because of inadequate social care leaving them unprotected from falls […]

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 3, 2018

You may have heard about the EU’s new privacy law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sarah Gillett, the Neurology Academy’s Managing Director, has been talking to Toby Foster this morning on BBC Radio Sheffield about what the Academy does to comply with upcoming legislation. You can listen to the interview about the GDPR here. (Source: BBC […]

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Dementia MasterClass: development and progress

December 12, 2017

by Dr Ross Dunne The first Dementia MasterClass was held in Manchester in February 2016 and brought dementia stakeholders together for the development of an interactive pathway, a PDF document which is a practical guide for those dealing with people with dementia or their carers. From that beginning, in the last 18 months the Dementia […]

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Advanced care planning in dementia round table discussion

August 15, 2017

Professor Alistair Burns National Clinical Director for Dementia and Professor Bee Wee National Clinical Director for End of Life Care held an NHS England (NHSE) round table discussion with key stakeholders in London at which the Dementia Academy was represented by MasterClass faculty member Sue Thomas.

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From MasterClass to Chair of Psychiatry

June 23, 2017

by Dr Peter Fletcher One of the many joys of having been the Parkinson’s Academy’s Academic Director since we began our MasterClasses in 2002 is that I have read every single needs analysis questionnaire submitted by our participants – 100s and 100s of them! What talent we have passing through our MasterClases, with what I see […]

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BPSD guide – New phone app for dementia

April 13, 2017

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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