Admiral Nurse at Blackpool hospice to help people get better access to dementia care

March 6, 2019

Source: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 2019; 13 (2)

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: Trinity Hospice located on the Fylde coast has welcomed its first Admiral Nurse, to help offer support and guidance on end of life care for those living with dementia and their families and carers.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Considering culture and ethnicity in family-centred dementia care at the end of life: a case study

March 4, 2019

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2019; 25 (2)

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Date of publication: February 2019

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: This Admiral Nurse case study looks at using a culturagram assessment framework to understanding the families’ culture and ethnic background in the experiences of dementia and caring. It states that over the next 30 years there will be an eight-fold increase in dementia among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, compared to a two-fold increase in white British people. The culturagram was found to be a more comprehensive assessment which ensured that the dementia care offered was more sensitive to cultural and ethnicity factors.

Length of publication: 9 pages


Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

July 4, 2018

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Date of publication: June 2018

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.  Section 1.10 makes recommendations for Palliative care.

Length of publication: 43 pages

 

 


Palliative care for people with dementia in the terminal phase: a mixed-methods qualitative study to inform service development

May 17, 2017

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2017 Apr; 16 (1): 28

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This study aims to understand what needs to be in place to develop optimal palliative care services for people with dementia in the terminal phase.

Length of publication: 14 pages


Commissioning care for people with dementia at the end of life: a mixed-methods study

January 10, 2017

Source: BMJ Open 2016; 6: e013554

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Date of publication: December 2016

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article aims to understand how end-of-life care for people with dementia is currently commissioned and organised, with a view to informing the development of commissioning guidance for good-quality community-based EoL care in dementia.

Length of publication: 8 pages


UK end-of-life care services in dementia, initiatives and sustainability: results of a national online survey

November 28, 2016

Source: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2016

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Date of publication: October 2016

Publication type: Short report

In a nutshell: This short report features an update of a national survey run in the UK by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) in 2008 on services for end-of-life care for people with dementia. This report updates the NCPC survey to review progress in previously identified services, identify factors that lead to sustainable services and identify new initiatives in this area of care.


Dying with dementia

October 18, 2016

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Briefing

In a nutshell: This intelligence briefing produced by the Dementia Intelligence Network (DIN) in collaboration with the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) draws on national data to illustrate key information related to people who died with dementia in 2012-14. The briefing focuses on the setting and circumstances of death with the purpose of informing key policies and to deliver high-quality palliative care to people with end-of-life dementia.

Length of publication: 12 pages