Dementia Appeal

You can transform the experience of Dementia patients at your local hospital

A new appeal launched by Frimley Health Charity will transform the level of care dementia patients receive during their stay in hospital. The charity appeal aims to raise £1.1 million by 2023 to fund a range of projects across the Frimley Health Foundation Trust hospitals, so that dementia patients in the region will receive the best possible clinical and holistic care. Our vision is to set the national standard for excellence in patient safety, quality and continuous improvement for people living with dementia.

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. We believe they all deserve the best possible care. We need your help to ensure patients do not face Dementia alone. Our wonderful dementia team work tirelessly to ensure dementia patients feel at ease during their hospital stay. We want to do everything possible to support their plight and help them lead the way in transforming Dementia Care.

Ablen Dacalos, Lead Dementia Nurse, Frimley Health Foundation Trust said:For many patients with dementia, hospitalization can be an unfamiliar and frightening experience. They are not often admitted simply because of their dementia but because of the associated problems they had such as infection, falls, and poor nutrition. Importantly, 25% of acute hospital beds are occupied by a person living with dementia – all at different stages with individual needs. Dementia care is everybody’s business and improving dementia care culture must be everyone’s responsibility.

That is why we need you. Help us support people affected by dementia. Support our journey now.

DEMENTIA APPEAL

Dementia is often misunderstood. There are many misconceptions and we all need to learn different techniques to communicate better to those people and families living with dementia.

We want to lead the way in acute hospital care. Now you can support us in our vision – to set the national standard for excellence in patient safety, quality and continuous improvement for people living with dementia.

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