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Osteopathy in Suffolk

Registered Osteopaths Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects for a variety of joint conditions

9 March 2015
East of England
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Back pain can effect anyone, particularly the elderly, It is important people with dementia seek treatment from osteopaths if needed. A vulnerable adult should always be accompanied by another adult. Providing personal choice and carer pathways ensure patients are supported and in charge of their own care.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

dementia is a condition that effects 1 in 14 people over the age of 65. It affects short term memory and therefore is essential to have an accompany adult when taking a medical history

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions

    All Osteopaths working for the organisation will complete a dementia friends awareness sesson and invited to become a dementia friend

    Being implemented
  • Access Audit for Facilities

    Understanding the right environment to ehance a clinical experience is important.  We have no dark door mats, only small descrite mirrors and no highly patterned carpets in our treatment rooms 

    Being implemented
  • Improving Awareness

    We are commited to improving awarness of dementia and supporting the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance in a number of ways;

    1. Participating in local awareness events

    2. Displaying the working towards creating a dementia friendly community on our website and marketing materials

    Being implemented