Dementia Care

Dementia Care

In 2021, we applied for a grant through the Barclays 100 x 100 Community Fund, where we were awarded £100,000 for our fantastic new Dementia Care Project. In April 2022, we launched the project, which allowed the Hospice to begin providing specialist and essential care to patients diagnosed with dementia.

The Dementia Care Project allowed us to recruit Dementia Specialist Nurse, Margaret Diggle, who works across the Hospice, providing support to our clinical teams, and ensuring that we deliver the best care to patients and their families.

What is the Dementia Care Project?

The Dementia Care Project is a specialist dementia care service that aims to raise the profile of dementia and recognise it as a palliative disease.

The service provides support to patients who have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia, and those important to them.

The service includes social stimulation, craft work, mindfulness, complementary  therapies, and reiki and is constantly being developed in accordance with the latest proven research.

The Dementia Care Project is based around acknowledging life stories and histories; supporting and nurturing the interests patients had before their diagnosis.

Margaret Diggle
Dementia Specialist Nurse

How to get referred

A referral to the wellbeing groups can be made via a GP or healthcare professional.

Join our monthly drop in sessions!

On the last Friday of each month, we hold a drop-in session in our Springhill Suite; allowing carers who are supporting an individual with dementia, both formally and informally, to access information, knowledge and training opportunities, while ensuring they are also supported in a safe and welcoming environment.  These sessions can also be used as a tool to signpost to the relevant services, if appropriate.

In house teaching

We have a rolling programme for all Hospice staff, which educates on the nature of dementia and the behaviours that can challenge services. Over half of the staff at Springhill Hospice have already accessed the training so far and have been positively evaluated.

The Dementia Garden

An exciting recent addition to our services  is the Dementia Care Garden. Based on research from Sterling University, outdoor spaces have a proven positive impact on all individuals. Therefore, we believe that a dementia-friendly outdoor space is highly beneficial to supporting our Dementia Care Project as a whole.

The Dementia Garden will has a multitude of varying activities that everyone can enjoy and benefit from, incorporating features that help us to utilise all our senses.

The garden is available Hospice wide, and we have defintely seen e a positive impact on everyone’s emotional and mental wellbeing.

My Life Story

The Team at Springhill Hospice has put together a great workbook which can be worked on by patients and l;oved ones together to keep them communicating. This can be downloaded below.

Downloadable tools

Dementia Support

Information about our Dementia Care Service can be found in this leaflet

My life story

This workbook can help patients and loved ones communicate and capture memories. To be completed at your own pace.

Dementia Support Jun-Dec 24

See  when our monthly Drop-In Session dates are.


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