For Details about working with people with Dementia:
Dementia Action Alliance Publications
Dementia Doesn't Discriminate Leaflet
Information for LGB&T Older People and their friends and families: Dementia leaflet.pdf
Minutes of the Regional Dementia Action Alliance
Help Give People with Dementia Access to the Support they need
Diagnosis rates for dementia are still shockingly low: less than half of people receive a diagnosis. This means that around 400,000 people do not have access to support, information, or treatments that can help them to live well with dementia. One key reason for this is a lack of awareness. You can help to change this.
The Campaigns Team
What do dementia-friendly communities look like? New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
A new collection of case studies from JRF pulls together simple examples of grassroots dementia-friendly work transforming communities across Yorkshire.
Projects are taking place in churches, mosques and gurdwaras, in shops, legal services and cafes, and in public services such as transport, museums, hospitals, trading standards, schools, libraries, and sports centres. Local 'champions' – extraordinary people in ordinary jobs who have seized the initiative and are leading change – are behind most of this work.
View the case studies to find out how Yorkshire is becoming dementia-friendly.
For more information please contact Philly Hare: Philly.Hare@jrf.org.uk
Dementia and isolation
A report this week from Alzheimers Society concludes that up to 180,000 people with dementia feel trapped in their own homes. 'Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone' shows that one in three people with dementia surveyed only leave their homes once a week and one in 10 get out just once a month.
Social Care TV: Getting to know the person with dementia – the impact of diagnosis.
Understanding the person with dementia helps to provide person centred care and support
This film introduces 6 people who have been diagnosed with dementia. Understanding the person with dementia helps to provide person centred care and support.
The Story of TellJoan - how a family used technology to help their mum with dementia: The Story of TellJoan.pdf
The Regional Dementia Action Alliance
The regional dementia Alliance is a group of organisations who Individuallycan make a significant difference to the lives of people living with dementia in the Yorkshire & Humber area. Together, as a coalition of major regional organisations from the public, private and charity sectors we can become a catalyst for social change.
Below are the contents of the information pack – with the addition of a document setting out the details of the National Dementia Declaration.
You can access all the Action Plans submitted by National and Regional Alliance members by going to: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/info/2/action_plans and further details about the Dementia Action Alliance project can be found at: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/
Newsletters from the Alzheimer's Society
Dementia: Finding Housing Solutions
This new report from the National Housing Federation and the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, highlights how a range of housing models and services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, delaying more intensive forms of care for people with dementia, and preventing admission and readmission to hospital.
For more information visit: Dementia: Finding Housing Solutions (pdf - 2.28Mb)