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Avalon Care Dental Practice

To gain up to date knowledge of understanding regarding dementia to provide the best care possible to our staff, patients and carers.

6 March 2019
North West
Care, Children Young People and Students, Communication, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Medical
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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?

to gain up to date knowlegde to provide our upmost best care to patients and carers od Dementia. 

we will nesure all staff are up to date and attend future courses regarding dementia. 

We are going to implement small changes and put them into practice stated within the Dementia friendly toolkit. 

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

Time and knowlegde 

put courses and training can be attended to help with this, and the changes can just be small changes to make a huge difference for a Dementia Sufferer. 

2. Actions

  • Becoming Dementia Friends `

    To book dementia friends training for all staff members To gain up to date knowledge and understanding to provide the best care to our patients and carers, ensuring a comfortable visit to the dentist as possible to relieve any unnecessary stress.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness Course

    Atleast one dentsit to attend the November dementia awareness course. To share recent updated knowledge with all staff members allowing us to provide upmost best care to dementia patients, family members, carers and staff. 

  • Dementia Friendly Practice/Kings Fund Audit

    We are aiming to provide a dementia friendly practice with small implementations to be put in place within time, the implementations that can be put into place will make a big difference and are stated within the dementia friendly toolkit. 1 - Large clock visible 2- Trained staff, information leaflets and signposting services available for patients and carers 3 - Well signed toilets, exits and surgeries 4- Private/Quiet area (safeguarding procedures apply) 5- Ensuring patients are taken in on time so distress is minimal when possible. 6- Reception training to ensure patients see the same regular dentist to avoid confusion. 7 - Ensuring all staff including reception have had dementia friends training.

    Being implemented
  • Memory walk for staff members to raise funds and awareness

    Staff members to participate in the memory walk, in aid of this we raised funds as a practice to help the organisations to deliver ongoing support and services, we also raise awareness and deliver ongoing support to the organisations involved. T-shirts purchased by staff members and photographs of staff with consent shared on social media with the t-shirts on to raise awareness globally

  • Campaigning and raising awareness

    Regular campaigns and staff meetings with updates to raise awareness and offer continued support to patients, staff and carers.

    Being implemented