Living with dementia
This page provides help for people living with dementia and their carers, and gives you the important information you may need when you come to Moorfields.
Tell us if you are living with dementia
If you or a loved one are living with dementia, please tell us so that we can update our records. We can make sure that we make reasonable adjustments or small changes to the way we care for a person living with dementia to ensure that they have the best possible experience when visiting Moorfields Eye Hospital.
How we can help you
This is me booklet: The this is me booklet from Alzheimer's Society provides extra support for people living with dementia when coming to hospital. Please download a copy or ask staff for one at your next visit.
Helping hands sticker: A helping hands sticker can be stuck to your patient notes and helps us to identify people who may have extra needs or require reasonable adjustments to their care.
John's campaign: In January 2017 Moorfields signed up to John's Campaign to pledge our commitment to supporting the carers of patients with dementia. The aim of the campaign is to encourage and support carers, which includes allowing carers to stay with their loved ones in hospital (where practicable) and allowing carers to be involved in the care provided to patients in hospital if they so wish. We recognise that patients with dementia will have a better patient experience and improved recovery time if a person they are close to stays with them and provides support to them in hospital.
Information for carers: We understand that being a carer for a family member or friend can be rewarding yet challenging. Read our leaflet with information for carers.
Easy read patient information leaflets
We have a range of easy read patient information leaflets that you might find helpful.
- Safeguarding adults: information for patients, families and carers
- Domestic violence and/or abuse: information for patients, families and carers
- Information for carers
- Coming to the eye clinic
- Having an eye operation
In addition, SeeAbility has created easy read factsheets and information leaflets on a number of eye conditions that people living with dementia are more likely to experience.
Our dementia strategy
We strive to deliver caring, organised, excellent and inclusive care for all. Find out more about our strategy to support the delivery of care to people living with dementia.
Our learning disability and dementia working group
We have a learning disability and dementia working group that meets regularly. If you are interested in taking part please contact firstname.lastname@example.org