Dyneley House - National Dementia Award Winners
‘Dementia Friendly’ Dyneley House Surgery Scoops National Award
Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton has scooped a national award for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities’.
Recognising the steps taken by the surgery to improve the lives of people living with dementia, the practice received the accolade at the 2015 England and Wales Dementia Friendly Awards, hosted by television presenter, Angela Rippon.
Earlier this year, Dyneley House which is part of NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (AWC CCG), took the pioneering step of adapting its reception area to become dementia friendly.
- decorating the patient waiting areas using contrasting paintwork between walls and doorways
- displaying local images, a dementia-friendly clock with clear figures and other familiar objects in the surgery
- fitting new toilet seats and light switches.
Practice manager, Antony Radley said: “We are thrilled to be the winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities’ category.
“This is a fantastic achievement for the practice and confirms our commitment to provide high quality care and best possible outcomes for our patients living with dementia, their families and carers.”
Dr Colin Renwick, the CCG’s Clinical Chair, added: “The CCG is delighted to hear Dyneley House has received such a prestigious accolade.
“We applaud the GPs, Antony and all the staff for their innovative steps to make the practice dementia friendly which are clearly making a real difference to patients with dementia and their carers.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia with the number increasing as people live longer. By 2021 it is estimated there will be around one million living with the condition which is associated with ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.
This includes problems with:
- memory loss
- thinking speed
- mental agility
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Dementia Support for Patients:
Ripon, Harrogate & Craven Alzheimer's Office
Evans Business Centre
Tel: 01423 813 464
Website : http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200119
Looking Well Studios
Tel: 015242 62672
Singing for the Brain
Meet every other Tuesday at the Baptist Church (Otley Street, Skipton) 2-3:30pm. The group is open to patients with Dementia or Parkinson's. For more information or to register your interest, please call Harrogate Alzheimer's Society Office, on 01423 813463.
You can watch a video of the group here: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=760&pageNumber=4
Art & Memory Loss Group
Personalised art-making groups for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The sessions offer stimulating activities which are sociable, fun, safe, and full of care. The group meet every Friday 2-4pm at Dyneley Barn, Skipton. Please call 015242 62672 for more details .
You can watch a video of the group here:http://www.pioneerprojects.org.uk/whats-on/event.php?event=217