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Dementia Care

Contact details

Tel: 024 76 351 351

The leads supporting patients with Dementia at George Eliot Hospital can be contacted via the main switchboard number above.

Updated 2021

Lead consultant

Dementia Lead: Emma Jones (Advanced Nurse Practitioner Older Adults)

Frailty Lead: Teresa Dowsing (Physician Associate)

Safeguarding Lead: Sally Wilson (Matron)

Dementia Care at George Eliot Hospital

Dementia care at George Eliot Hospital is an important part of the work we do.  We are committed to ensuring that patients with confusion and dementia receive compassionate and effective care with the least possible disruption to their usual routines. 

Our Older Adult teams work across medicine, surgery and acute admissions and can be contacted for advice and support to clinical staff on aspects relating to Frailty, Dementia and Aging.  

Coventry and Warwickshire Dementia Support Leaflet - April 2020

Alzhiemers society: Dementia Connect

We are a team of 7 dementia adviser working for Dementia Connect from the Alzhiemers Society. People needing support can contact Dementia Connect on 0333 150 3456 or by emailing dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk. From that central number they can speak to a trained telephone dementia adviser who if needed can refer them to the local team within Warwickshire. Leaflet and Poster

COVID-19 Support for people with dementia and their families – Dementia UK

Dementia UK have launched a series of new webpages giving support and advice relating to the coronavirus outbreak.  Families don’t need to struggle on alone. If they have any concerns about caring for someone with dementia through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they can call the dementia specialist Admiral Nurses on their Helpline, on 0800 888 6678 or email helpline@dementiauk.org.  The Helpline is open seven days a week, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends.

The Dementia UK webpages are:

Coronavirus: questions and answers https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/questions-and-answers/

 Leaflets and informationhttps://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/leaflets-and-information/ - includes links to leaflets on Caring from a Distance, Dealing with Restlessness and Calming Techniques

Carer’s UK Coronavirus Guidance

Includes advice on making a contingency plan, getting a carer’s assessment and guidance for working carers.

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Carer support at George Eliot Hospital

You are welcome at George Eliot Hospital and it important to us to work with you to provide care based on your relative’s/ friend’s  needs.

We are proud to support John’s Campaign which aims to ensure carers are provided access to their relative or friend and reduce the distress and anxiety of separation.  Please discuss with ward staff others ways in which we can support you such as a carer’s passport for easier access to you relative.

We work with Age Concern within the hospital to provide advice on support within the community following discharge. Please ask ward staff to make Social Prescriber referral or contact the older adults team for more information.

As a carer you can support you relative or friend by;

  • Completing a “This is me” document  (please ask staff for details)
  • Providing day clothes or familiar Items such as photographs that can be used to reminisce
  • Engaging in activities to promote social inclusion
  • Providing carer feedback to allow us to continue to improve our services. 

 

Dementia Care
George Eliot Hospital signs up to support dementia carers campaign (John's Campaign) Jan 2018

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