Friday June 5, 2015

Peter's Dementia Download Part 5

I am writing today’s blog while sitting at the foot of the stairs in the BGH. We have the “charity table” covered in leaflets and draped with bunting. The message for Dementia Awareness Week is “Let’s talk about dementia” and from the moment I got here this morning at 9am people haven’t stopped talking. Patients, visitors, staff members, nurses, management, medical staff many of us have a story, a worry about a friend, a relative or ourselves.

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Thursday June 4, 2015

Peter’s Dementia Download –Part 4

Scotland’s Dementia Awards are held annually and celebrate creative approaches, innovation and best practice in all aspects of information, advice, care and support for people with dementia, their carers, partners and families. It is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council.

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Wednesday June 3, 2015

Peter's Dementia Dowload Part 3

We are at the half way point of Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Week and the feedback we are receiving through our NHS Borders Facebook and Twitter channels has been great. One of the aims of this week is to raise awareness of dementia and it’s great to see so many people getting involved in the variety of activities and pledges locally and nationally.

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Tuesday June 2, 2015

Peter's Dementia Download Part 2

Caring for a patient with dementia in a hospital setting can add pressure to ward staff particularly if that ward is busy. However regardless of how busy a ward is, time and care should be taken with every patient with or without dementia to ensure that you are treated as an individual and your needs are met.

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Monday June 1, 2015

Peter's Dementia Download Part 1

Today marks the beginning of Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia week, a national awareness week that aims to help people start having conversations about dementia. As part of this awareness week I am looking to help start these conversations by speaking to you every day this week.

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