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National Dementia Award for Time for Dementia

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Time for Dementia, a pioneering project by Brighton & Sussex University and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was named Best Dementia Training Initiative at the 2016 Dementia Care Awards in October.

These awards recognise excellence in dementia care in hospitals, care homes, day units and the community. The Time for Dementia programme benefits the training of health care students by giving them a greater understanding of dementia, from the perspective of the patient and carer, through contact with a family experiencing dementia.

The programme, run by the Centre for Dementia Studies, is a joint initiative of BSMS and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Surrey, the Alzheimer’s Society and Surrey and Sussex Borders NHS Foundation Trust.

The project pairs medical students from BSMS and nursing and paramedic students from the University of Surrey with local families in Sussex and Surrey. Around 400 families and 800 students are currently participating in Time for Dementia. Students visit a family three or four times a year, for up to two hours each time, to increase their knowledge, understand, attitudes and empathy towards people living with dementia and their carers.

We have a long tradition of supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

Please visit our website or call 01903 327 327 for more information