Category: Dementia

New bus stop on the ward is helping patients with dementia

Posted on 01/08/19 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special bus stop on a ward is helping give dementia patients at Airedale Hospital a quiet and safe place to be and helping them feel more settled whilst they are in hospital. For patients with dementia coming into hospital can be disorientating and frightening as the ward will be unfamiliar and the person may […]

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Butterfly Tearooms open for patients with dementia

Posted on 06/20/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Patients at Airedale Hospital can step back in time as a new Butterfly tea room opened this week on ward 6, to help patients with dementia. The tea room creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere on the ward and can evoke happy memories of family outings. The tea room features a specially commissioned wall art […]

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Airedale Hospital trials red zimmer frames

Posted on 01/24/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

Photo shows L to R:  Laura Carty, Physiotherapist, Marjorie Harker from Keighley who has a visual impairment using the frame and Stacey Narey, Senior physiotherapist and Team Leader Therapists at Airedale Hospital are running a trial to see whether offering bright red walking frames to people with visual impairments encourages them to use the walking […]

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Living well with dementia event

Posted on 10/17/17 by AireAdmin No Comments
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Over 70 people attended a special event at Airedale Hospital on 12 October to hear about how to live well with dementia.  Specialist staff from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford District Care Foundation Trust hosted the first in a series of new collaborative events on health topics for trust members and the public. Dementia […]

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Airedale staff make a Butterfly tree to celebrate Dementia awareness week

Posted on 05/22/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital created a butterfly pledge tree and hosted a marketplace event to raise awareness of those patients living with dementia. The event was an opportunity to showcase all of the work being done to support patients including the new butterfly activity trolleys for use on the wards and John’s campaign which promotes flexible visiting […]

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Butterfly trolleys help patients living with dementia

Posted on 03/24/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Pictured L to R: Eileen Proud, President of Friends of Airedale, Lynsey Nicholson, Patient Experience Officer, John Lofthouse, volunteer and Em Snowdon, Practice Development Sister for Older People 11 new butterfly memory trolleys were delivered to wards at Airedale Hospital this week to help vulnerable patients living with dementia. The colourful trolleys, kindly donated by […]

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4 August 2016 – Airedale Hospital Dementia Garden Benefits From Freemasons’ Donation

Posted on 08/05/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

A special dementia garden at Airedale Hospital is benefitting from a generous donation by the Freemasons. Craven Branch 810 of the Freemasons has donated £1000 to the Friends of Airedale Hospital towards the completion of the garden, which is particularly aimed at patients with dementia and their visitors. The garden, which is accessible through ward […]

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6th May 2016 – Airedale joins dementia awareness campaign

Posted on 05/07/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff at Airedale Hospital are joining a national campaign to raise awareness of dementia amongst patients, carers and members of the public. They will be having an information stand on site during the week from Monday 16 May, on the balcony above the trust headquarters entrance and talking to colleagues and carers about ‘Johns Campaign’ […]

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11th March 2016 – Time for a cuppa? – music to my ears

Posted on 03/11/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

  Staff and patients raised almost £200 with their musical Time for a Cuppa event at Airedale Hospital to support Dementia UK. It was hosted by the occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams and their aim was also to make visitors aware of the benefits of music therapy. The event was themed around the 1940’s era, […]

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18th February 2016 – Tuning into the needs of patients with dementia

Posted on 02/18/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Staff and patients invited to take time out to learn about the benefits of music therapy and support Dementia UK. A Time for a Cuppa event is being hosted at Airedale Hospital by the occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams to support the national campaign and help families living with dementia. The event is being planned […]

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