Part­ner­ship aims to im­prove de­men­tia care

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A de­men­tia ed­u­ca­tion and re­search part­ner­ship aims to trans­form the qual­ity of care for peo­ple with de­men­tia and their fam­i­lies through ed­u­ca­tion and re­search.

The De­men­tia En­hanced Prac­tice to Pro­mote Ex­cel­lence (DEPPE) ini­tia­tive, com­pris­ing NHS High­land, NHS West­ern Isles, the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands and Alzheimer Scot­land, was de­vel­oped from the depart­ment of nurs­ing at the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands by Dr Leah Ma­ca­den to ed­u­cate stu­dent nurses in best prac­tice de­men­tia care and sup­port.

Re­cent es­ti­mates sug­gest there are ap­prox­i­mately 90,000 peo­ple in Scot­land liv­ing with a di­ag­no­sis of de­men­tia.

Dr Ma­ca­den said: ‘Man­age­ment and care of a per­son liv­ing with de­men­tia re­quires a multi-dis­ci­plinary ap­proach with knowl­edge, value-based ex­per­tise and a com­pe­tent skill base. Nurses are well po­si­tioned and are cen­tral to the de­liv­ery of de­men­tia care in hos­pi­tal and com­mu­nity set­tings. This in­no­va­tive and in­te­grated un­der­grad­u­ate de­men­tia cur­ricu­lum has been de­vel­oped to partly ad­dress this is­sue. DEPPE is mapped along the stages of the De­men­tia Jour­ney and the En­hanced Level of the Pro­mot­ing Ex­cel­lence Frame­work.’

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