A dementia education scheme

Nurs Older People. 2010 Mar;22(2):22-5. doi: 10.7748/nop2010.


The Cornwall dementia and communication difficulties education scheme is a simple strategy to enable provision of more effective and appropriate care to patients with memory and communication difficulties throughout healthcare settings in Cornwall. An acute hospital audit found that the scheme improved awareness, documentation and care of this patient group. The scheme has become the basis of Cornwall's dementia strategy.

MeSH terms

  • Communication Barriers*
  • Community Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Dementia / therapy*
  • England
  • Hospitals, Community
  • Humans
  • Professional-Patient Relations*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Staff Development*