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Dementia care

There are currently 800,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the United
Kingdom.

Every day in an acute hospital approximately 60 to 65 percent of inpatients will be suffering with dementia, confusion and/or delirium.

At this Trust, we have a skilled multidisciplinary team who aim to improve the care and experience for both patients and carers. 

We have a number of initiatives in place to raise awareness amongst our staff of the signs and symptoms of dementia so that we can provide the best possible care for our patients.  

These include: our ethos for caring for patients with dementia; eight standards of dementia care, dementia champions; 'nine important things about me'. 

Ethos for caring for patients with dementia
Read our ethos for caring for patients with dementia in our hospitals.  

Eight standards of dementia care
Read our eight standards of care for dementia patients.

Forget-Me-NotDementia Flower

We have adopted the use of a forget me not flower symbol so that are staff are aware that we are caring for a patient with dementia and can provide appropriate care. Find out more about forget-me-not.

 

Dementia Champion

We have nominated champions across our hospitals and their role it is to promote the wellbeing of dementia patients.  Find out more about dementia champions.

Patient centred care - 'nine things about me'

This is the document that our staff use when caring for patients who have been diagnosed dementia. Find out more about patient centred care.

Diagnosis of dementia

If you, a friend or relative, have been diagnosed with dementia click here to find out more about the help and support available.

Useful links

Herefordshire Carers Support

NHS Choices - dementia guide

Healthwatch Herefordshire

Alzheimer’s Society

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