With an increasing number of informal carers in the Tweeddale area who have been identified as caring for a person with dementia, Community Nurses, informal carers and the Borders Carers’ Centre are meeting together to have conversations about the best ways of promoting feelings of health and wellbeing for those at the centre of care.
This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This project seeks to improve the participation of older people with dementia and their care givers in activities during visiting time in a community hospital setting. Meaningful participation in activity creates improved conditions where people with dementia will be able to improve their health and wellbeing.