Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementia

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This resource is aimed at both care providers and carers focusing on the key messages from each quality statement relative to each audience. It provides links to key resources, further information, and practical tools which are again relative to carers and care providers as appropriate. The resource has been co-produced by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care and key people in the social care sector.

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Dance movement therapy for dementia

Dance movement therapy for dementia – Karkou – 2017 – The Cochrane Library – Wiley Online Library

Dementia is a collective name for different degenerative brain syndromes which, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International, affects approximately 35.6 million people worldwide. The latest NICE guideline for dementia highlights the value of diverse treatment options for the different stages and symptoms of dementia including non-pharmacological treatments. Relevant literature also argues for the value of interventions that acknowledge the complexity of the condition and address the person as a whole, including their physical, emotional, social and cognitive processes. At the same time, there is growing literature that highlights the capacity of the arts and embodied practices to address this complexity. Dance movement therapy is an embodied psychological intervention that can address complexity and thus, may be useful for people with dementia, but its effectiveness remains unclear.

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NHS RightCare Mental Health and Dementia packs now available

NHS RightCare has published new data packs for a range of mental health and dementia services for each CCG.

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The packs are split into stages along a mental health pathway, for example Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and enable local health economies to compare their performance with their ten most similar CCGs.

The intention of these pathways is not to provide a definitive view, but to help commissioners explore potential opportunities to improve the value and utilisation of resources.

The packs contain a number of new indicators, not included in previous packs, and are shown as charts throughout.  They also include information relating to some of the key priority groups identified in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health along with best practice case studies from around the country.

To view data packs click here