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Peek J B Dentist Practice

We are a small Dentist residing in the Southend central locality.

Updated:
26 June 2018
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Health
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

We have patients that have Dementia, or have Cognitive Decline; we pride ourselves in recognising this by accommodating those that need extra support and potentially having to work in the best interest of the patient.

 

We also educate our patients on dental hygiene and eating healthily to try to curb oral health issues later on in life.

 

Our team members also have personal experience of living with Dementia and are proud to become the first Dementia Friendly Dentist Practice within Southend on Sea.

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

We often don’t see patients for quite some time, and have found that family/carers struggle to see the decline of someone living with Dementia as they support that person all of the time.

When a person comes in the Dentist (which is out of their routine), we have found that families seem to see and panic about their family member.

We have found that our experience and knowledge of Dementia has helped in these situations. We are looking forward to signposting those that need the support of the Dementia Navigator.

 

2. Actions

  • Undertake the Dementia Friendly Dentist Toolkit.

    The toolkit involves looking at:

    1. Practice
    2. Resource
    3. Environment
    4. The Patient

     

    This will look at a holistic approach to Dementia within the Practice, which could potentially make accessing Dental treatment much easier, with the confidence that staff have an understanding of Dementia.

     

     

    We have provided a patient centred Dental pack that gives information about the practice to help prepare those coming in for appointments.

    Status:
    Completed

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Staff to undertake Dementia Friends Sessions and to join the DAA.

    All staff have undertaken a DF session and we are joining up to the DAA.

    Status:
    Delivered, Completed

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member Action

  • Refer patients/families/carers to the Dementia Navigators if needed

    We have a poster up of the relevant Dementia Navigator for the locality and also will have a community Resource pack to give those living with Dementia.

     

    Status:
    Delivery, Implementation

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member update