Trust staff in Kirklees and Calderdale have commenced training this week in order to participate in the ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ project. The Journeying through Dementia randomised controlled trial will be conducted through collaboration between Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC), the Universities of Sheffield, Bradford, Hull, Nottingham, Sheffield Hallam and Manchester, and in partnership with NHS dementia related services.
‘Journeying through dementia’ will test the effectiveness of a manualised self-management intervention and has been designed to improve the quality of life for people in the early stages of dementia. This will be through promoting self-efficacy and assisting people to continue to participate in life and maintain their independence. Our 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners are due to complete their training this month.