Include people with dementia in decision-making about their care, says NICE
Physiotherapists, and other health professionals, should actively involve people with dementia in decisions about their care and offer them a range of activities to promote their wellbeing.
Forth Valley physio leads use of red, dementia-friendly walking frames
A physio-led project has inspired a Scottish hospital to introduce brightly coloured, dementia-friendly walking frames to its wards, in place of the usual grey/silver models.
Physio team showcase their service with dementia awareness day
Physio staff in the West Midlands have marked national Dementia Action Week with an awareness-raising open day, including sessions on exercise, falls prevention, Nordic Walking and adapted Tai Chi.
Bolton trust Discharge to Assess project frees acute NHS beds
A physiotherapist is helping to provide a successful Discharge to Assess (D2A) project which frees up acute hospital beds and gives people the opportunity to return home.
People with dementia have high risk of falling, NIHR-backed study reveals
A physio-led study has revealed alarming rates of falls and fractures requiring hospitalisation in people with dementia and the need for more proactive falls prevention for high risk groups.
Study finds people with dementia often ‘missed’ by hospitals, despite a previous diagnosis
Many people with dementia do not have their condition identified when they stay in hospital for another reason.
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First national AHP dementia lead announced in Wales action plan
CSP Wales has applauded the announcement of a £10 million-a-year national dementia action plan, which includes the development of the first allied health professional (AHP) consultant post in dementia.
Neuro physio picks up award for falls research
A neuro physiotherapist received the Research and Innovation of the Year award at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's annual awards ceremony.
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