The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.
Read information on types of dementia including vascular dementia, rarer causes of dementia and how dementia progresses.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
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Doncaster Domestic Abuse Service
If you are suffering domestic abuse, or know someone who is, please tell someone, call 0800 4701 505, or if you are in danger right now, call 999.
They are here to listen and help you to decide what to do. No-one should have to live with abuse, you are not to blame, and there is help available.
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Doncaster Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021
The purpose of this strategy is to ensure everyone works together to improve Health and Wellbeing for and with the people of Doncaster.
The Health and Wellbeing Board aims to:
Lead the production of the statutory Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Develop a refresh of original Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Monitor the Health and Social Care Transformation programme outcomes and progress which promotes integration and joining of Commissioning across the NHS, Local Authority, Public Health and Key Stakeholders supporting joint Commissioning and pooled budget arrangements. Access to the full Doncaster Health and Wellbeing strategy can be found by clicking the link below
District Nursing Service
The Doncaster Community Nursing Service provides planned and unplanned home based nursing care for adults (aged 18 years and over) 24 hours a day.
The service is central in supporting adults to remain in their own homes, maximise their independence, and improve their health outcomes and quality of life. It provides healthcare, as a single agency or in partnership with other agencies and specialist services, to residents of Doncaster.
Once an appropriate referral has been received, a Clinician from the team will visit to discuss and plan the help and cares that are needed in each particular situation. This help may include one or more of the following:
- Holistic assessment
- Case management
- Treatment and symptom management for Acute and chronic conditions
- Palliative care and end of life care
- Wound care management
- Pressure area care including assessment for equipment and manual handling requirements
- Medicines administration and management via differing routes and devices including certain intravenous antibiotics
- Work with people and other community services to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
- Continence services including assessment, management and advice to those with indwelling catheters
- Health education and health promotion advice.
Referrals to the service are all made via the single point of access (SPA) 24 hours, seven days a week. Visit requests most often come from your GP or the hospital; they may also be made by patients, carers and other professionals.
Telephone: (01302) 566999
Referrals to the service are all made via the single point of access (SPA) 24 hours, seven days a week.
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National Association for Patient Participation April 2017
NHS England have issued guidance on participation and involving patients in their own care. information on this guidance can be found by clicking the link below.
This document outlines the strong legislative push towards patient participation. it also states that CCGs and NHS England should draw on the expertise and experience of Patient Participation Groups. To read more from the National Association for Patient Participation please see the full newsletter by clicking the link below.