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The year 2018 is a particularly special year for the Dementia Services Development Centre here at the University of Stirling as it marks the 10 year anniversary of the Best Practice in Dementia Care Learning Course.

In 2007 I was working as a Charge Nurse in a NHS specialist dementia assessment unit. As the clinical lead I grew increasingly concerned that families and patients assumed all ward staff were expert in the care of people with dementia whereas the reality was often far from it. During appraisal conversations with the staff team I recognised that nurses and support workers wanted to do better for people with dementia but we had very few practice development initiatives specific to dementia care and support which would support staff to learn and improve practice. This was also the year that the Scottish Government made dementia a priority and Scotland’s 1st Dementia Strategy was published which meant...

Dementia Centred
15th Jan 2018

India has the third largest population of people living with dementia, and it is thought that around 4.5 million Indians...

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