Improving the care of people with dementia in hospital
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Improving the care of people with dementia in hospital

Anna Waugh Mental health nurse lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries
Glenn Marland Senior lecturer mental health, University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries
Jenny Henderson Trainer, Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries
John Robertson Project worker, User and Carer Involvement Dumfries and Galloway Region
Alice Wilson Associate nurse director, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

The Dementia Champions Programme was set up in NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, to equip nurses with the skills and knowledge to improve the care of people with dementia in hospital. Nurses who complete the programme are known as dementia champions. This article describes the multi-faceted, educational approach to improving the care of adults with dementia.

Nursing Standard. 25, 32,44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.04.25.32.44.c8452

Correspondence

anna.waugh@uws.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review