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Can you help to improve the hospital experience for people with dementia?

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    #1 HarrietD, Apr 30, 2015
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    Dementia 2015 will be Alzheimer's Society's next policy report. It will provide a snapshot of current experiences and attitudes towards dementia and make the case for dementia to be a key priority for government and politicians. This year, our Policy team are also interested in your experiences of being in hospital.

    Have you, as a person with dementia or the person with dementia that you know, been in hospital recently? Are you happy to share this experience with the Policy team, to help them understand how to make hospitals better for people with dementia? If so, they'd love to know your answers to these questions:

    1) How long ago was the person with dementia admitted to hospital? What time of year, what day of the week and what time of day was it?

    2) What was the reason for admission? What treatment did they need?

    3) What was good about the experience? What were the specific things that made the experience good? (e.g. staff treated person with dementia like an individual, they knew about their care as notes had come across, the ward was well laid out etc.)

    4) What was bad about the experience? What were the specific things that made the experience bad? (e.g. there were delays in co-ordinating discharge, there were not enough staff so everyone was too busy etc.)

    Please email your answers to Gavin Terry, Policy Manager, at gavin.terry@alzheimers.org.uk.

    Thanks everyone :)
     
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