New resource to improve care of those with dementia, depression and delirium!
Today Life Story Network, who aim to transform society through the power of life stories, launch Knowing Me!, a resource that offers practical guidance on person centered care for those living with dementia, depression and delirium. Life Story network are based in Liverpool, North West. Knowing Me! is the culmination of the passion and efforts of many people, past and present who wanted to make a difference to the lives of those affected by dementia, depression and delirium commonly known as the “3D’s”.
This resource is incredibly important given that there are 850,000 people estimated to be living with dementia in the UK and with a growing and ageing population the number of people expected to have dementia by 2025 in the UK is one million and two million by 2050. Additionally, one in five people will experience depression sometime in their life and the prevalence of delirium in people on medical wards in hospital is about 20% to 30%.
The objectives of Knowing Me! are to raise awareness and understanding of the 3D’s, drive improvements in the standards of care, and improve the outcomes that can be achieved for those affected by the 3D’s. Knowing Me! is not however a stand alone resource aimed at a particular staff group or a particular care environment but should be seen as a complimentary resource to raise the awareness and understanding of the 3Ds. Knowing Me! builds on the values and principles of person centered care and support to improve the quality of life and provides useful and practical ways improvements can be made to really make a difference.
On this new product Jean Tottie, Founding Director and Chair of Life Story Network said “Knowing the person is the cornerstone of delivering person centered care and support. This work is the culmination of the efforts and ideas of many people, and here at the Life Story Network we are incredibly proud to launch a resource that we believe will make a real difference to the lives of those affected by dementia, depression and delirium.”
You can download Knowing Me! for free on the Life Story Network website today: