Exploring the real experience of people living with more severe dementia

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Dementia Care Forum-Care Industry News (272 x 185)Dementia – what is truth?

 The Mental Health Foundation invite you to contribute

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a major new 18 month inquiry investigating ways of reframing the understanding of some of the most challenging and distressing symptoms of dementia; different realities that are usually described as extreme confusion, hallucinations, or “delusions” .What is someone with dementia really experiencing when they don’t recognise a spouse or partner and believe that the person they see is an imposter or attempting to deceiving them?  How should staff respond when someone with dementia attempts to leave the care home where they live, saying it is not their home? The inquiry will explore these questions and more.

 

Due to report in the summer of 2015 and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their programme of work, Reframing dementia in the 21st Century: challenging thinking and stimulating debate.

 

Part of the report will be based on the results of a survey that the Mental Health Foundation is conducting.  Anyone interested in the issue of dementia is invited to complete it at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DementiaInquiry

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