Enhancing healthcare assistants’ dementia role

One in four inpatients in general hospitals has dementia care needs, and faces worse outcomes if these needs go unrecognised. One large NHS trust has introduced an enhanced dementia care role for healthcare assistants, offering training in how to recognise dementia and providing oneto-one support. This article outlines the content of the training and its impact on practice and teamwork at the trust.

Goodwin C (2015) Enhancing healthcare assistants’ dementia role. Nursing Times; 111: 9, 21-23.

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