Welcome to Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent

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Resources

On this page you will find an assortment of resources that you may find helpful.

West Kent Dementia Roadmap

The West Kent Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.

The main audience is staff working in primary care, including GPs, nurses, dementia navigators and practice managers. The roadmap will also be of benefit to other professionals, people worried about memory problems, people living with dementia and their carers and families

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Dementia and Delirium

People with dementia can also experience delirium
"Symptoms of Delirium (acute confusion) can easily be mistaken for a chronic memory problem, Dementia or Depression: In reality delirium may be the only sign of a significant medical illness and early identification is so important to ensure prompt treatment and return to wellness."

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Incontinence and dementia

Difficulties with using the toilet, accidents and incontinence can all be problems for people with dementia, particularly as the condition progresses.

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Dementia Diaries

The Dementia Diaries has been developed alongside grandchildren and families living with dementia in Kent.

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SCIE Dementia Gateway

The Social Care Institute for Excellence Dementia Gateway is a website for anyone who wants to understand dementia better.

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Understanding Dementia Care

Dementia is an all-encompassing term for categorising a group of symptoms noted for a decline in a person’s mental ability to operate in an everyday environment. People diagnosed with dementia can experience extremely high levels of stress and a high sensitivity to the world around them. Examples of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

Read more on the "Home Care Plus" blog

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Bupa UK Dementia Guides

Dementia can cause changes in people’s eating and drinking habits, which can be difficult for relatives and carers. With this in mind, Bupa UK has put together visual, easily digestible guides to help your loved one with dementia to eat well.

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“Holistic Skills for dementia” DVH Training video