Addenbrooke’s

Celebrating collaboration

DCSS Volunteers at Addenbrookes Dementia Awareness Day

Gillian, Sara, Edye, Brian, Julia, Maggie and Barry

Last week, I joined the other volunteers helping to staff the dementia awareness table at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  This has been an on-going effort to have advice and information available to both hospital staff and visitors about dementia services both in the hospital and in the community.  We had a good selection of community services there last week including Dementia Compass, the Dementia Carers’ Support Service and Alzheimer’s Society along with Sara, Maria and Adrian who organise and support the day.  I have written about the awareness days before, so I won’t go into detail about the impact, instead I’ll just say that it’s really good to have the variety of expertise at the table and lovely to see it benefit the public.

The next dementia awareness days at Addenbrooke’s: 25 July, 12 September and 14 November.

 

 

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Collaborating with our community – Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Over the past year, dementiaCOMPASS has been collaborating with Addenbrooke’s Hospital to strengthen their care of patients with dementia.  This work has mainly involved supporting their dementia strategy group, partnering with volunteer services and identifying training skills for ward staff but in one instance it was highlighting the abilities of one patient who is also a dementiaCOMPASS participant.  Our working together was highlighted recently at the Florence Nightingale Foundation conference held in London.

Here’s the Addenbrooke’s press release:  read more…

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