"Where Memories Go”— Sally Magnusson reflects in an exclusive blog for the DSDC

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Angela Rippon launching the DSDC Virtual Dementia-Friendly Hospital at the Design Council in London

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“Dementia is the biggest issue facing us all and there are things that we can do to make a difference”
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“The Dementia Centre not only trained our staff, they helped us get the design right and provided us with all the audit tools we needed”
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Our innovative Best Practice Learning Programme continues to evolve as part of our committment to changing the culture of care in the UK and internationally. Working with NHS Tayside we have...
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Following the fantastic book launch event held at DSDC, Sally Magnusson now reflects on why "Where Memories Go" is required reading...
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Prof June Andrews was reminiscing about a visit to a care home where she looked at the lunch menus and asked, “Is there a vegetarian option?”   “Oh,...
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Modern computer gaming has served up no shortage of entries in the increasingly well-populated ‘run and gun’ genre, and among the more inventive...
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The Department of Health's state of the nation publication at the end of 2013 illustrates the lingering problems with dementia 5 years on from the...

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