"Treatment of Dementia"

My wife was suffering from early stage dementia when she first visited the Hospital as an out-patient. From the care with the assessment, the consideration for her and my welbeing, to the treatment, we could not have had better or more sensitive treatment. This is an example of best practice in the NHS with most positive results. This service is vitally important to the sufferers and the carers of people with dementia, however mild or serious. It clearly has the potential to keep sufferers out of hospital and restore confidence and independence in their lives. This early treatment has the potential to save significant costs to social service provision. One doctor in particular has shown professional concern for the wishes of his patient, extensive knowledge of the condition of dementia, and ability for gentle persuasion of the under confident on ways combating this disabling disease. The result is really positive and my wife has recovered her self-confidence, her memory lapses are few and far between, and she is much more herself. A wonderful result !

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Response from Green Lane Hospital

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment for the Dementia Service staff, I will make sure this is shared with them and also the Senior Trust Management Team. It means so much to staff when people take the time to let them know how things have gone for them or their loved ones. I wish your wife well in her treatment and it is great to read of the effect the care she has received has had on her life. With best wishes Jo Collins PALS and Complaints Manager

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