Innovative training to improve care of people with dementia in hospitals


Academics and healthcare professionals as well as people with a diagnosis of dementia and family carers have teamed up to devise a new training programme called “Getting to Know Me” for general hospital staff.

Originally developed in the Manchester area, to increase staff knowledge, confidence and skills in the delivery of care to people with dementia in general hospitals, we include a link to the training materials to help spread good practice.

Over 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, and at any one time this group occupy approximately 25% of general hospital beds. However, nurses and other hospital staff do not always feel confident and skilled in the provision of care to people with dementia.