Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultants Supporting #DAW2019 and Doing Their #oneweething

I am going to cheat this week and not write my own Blog piece. Instead I am going to provide a platform for two other people I know and another Blogging site called — Let’s Talk about Dementia.

The Let’s Talk about Dementia Blog was set up following on from Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week 2014 which focused on the theme “lets talk about dementia”.  Five years later the Blog is still talking about Dementia because talking helps us make sure that nobody faces dementia alone. The Blog shares the work and practice of the allied health professionals in relation to dementia care and offers advice for people living with dementia, their carers, partners and families.

This week is dementia awareness week in Scotland and on the 7th of June Helen Skinner and Lyn Irvine, two of Scotland’s Dementia Nurse Consultants wrote this piece for  Lets talk about Dementia, which I am happy to share! Look for the 5 key things guide for people coming into hospital which they mention.

The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant (ASDNC) Group are excited to have launched two new documents at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Awareness Week conference on the 3rd June and then sharing this work in our first ever blog post. The first document is the ‘Leadership and Innovation in Hospital Care: Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant […]

via Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultants Supporting #DementiaAwareness week — Let’s Talk about Dementia

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All Healthcare Professionals Should Learn from the Gosport Inquiry Says British Geriatrics Society

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I chose not to Blog about this last week. However, that’s not an indication that I don’t think its important. Quite the reverse really, however, the events are so tragic its hard to know what to say other than I hope justice prevails.

For more about the story see: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/gosport-war-memorial-hospital-deaths-scandal-jane-barton-shipman-a8406456.html

below is the response of the British Geriatrics Society.

The British Geriatrics Society is calling all healthcare professionals to review the Gosport Independent Panel Report, and to learn from these shocking events which led to the deaths of over 450 patients who were given opiate painkillers “without medical justification” from 1989 to 2000 at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire. The Inquiry found there was […]

via The British Geriatrics Society calls for all healthcare professionals to learn from the Gosport Inquiry to help prevent future tragedies — British Geriatrics Society

More sad stories to follow I suspect and I have no doubt I’ll be blogging some more about this in future!