“All About Dementia” Awareness Talk
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting the public, its staff and Trust members to attend a free “Dementia Awareness Talk”. Dementia is a term which describes a syndrome which may be caused by a number of illnesses. It results in progressive decline in multiple areas of function, including memory function, communication and the ability to carry out daily activities (Department of Health (DOH) 2009). The two most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
One quarter of people accessing acute hospitals are likely to have dementia and the number with the condition is expected to double over the next 30 years (National Audit Office 2010).
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust recognises the vulnerability of patients with dementia, delirium and physical frailty and is taking action to improve the hospital experience for these groups of patients.
The Trust’s Dementia Strategy sets out how it aims to improve care for people with dementia. Early diagnosis and interventions are key priorities for the Trust. Several other objectives of the strategy include improving the quality of care for people with dementia in general wards; of particular importance are the objectives for defining care pathways and ensuring staff have necessary skills to offer the best quality of care by providing training.
The talk will give delegates the opportunity to find out more about dementia and how the Trust is helping to support and improve the hospital experience for these groups of patients in our hospitals. To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
26 February 2013
Tuesday 2.00pm – 3.00pm
North Manchester General Hospital
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