Age & Dementia Friendly Gymnastics Programme: An Evaluation of the British Gymnastics Foundation Pilot

British Gymnastics Foundation, May 2017

This report evaluates the pilot of a gymnastics chair-based exercise programme developed for older people with dementia.  The pilot found that the programme was shown to have a demonstrable benefit in the physical, emotional and cognitive aspects of older people.

Click here to read the report.

Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society, May 2017

This report reveals that nearly half of the UK adults surveyed had not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future, and a third agreed that before being asked, they had not considered the cost of dementia care and support. It also reveals that there is ongoing stigma around dementia and calls for greater support and access to information so that people with dementia can live fulfilled lives.

Click here to view the full report.

Patient safety in community dementia services: what can we learn from the experiences of caregivers and healthcare professionals?

Age and Ageing (2017) 46 (3): 518-521

This study aims to explore how patient safety in community dementia services is understood by caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

Click here to view the abstract for this paper.

Click here to email the Library and request this paper.

Staying put: developing dementia-friendly care and support for people with a learning disability

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, January 2017

This report calls for the needs of people with learning disabilities and dementia to be better addressed. It focuses on how best to support the growing numbers of people with the condition. It is based on recent work with care providers aiming to improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and dementia, and the challenges to this goal.

Click here to view this report.