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Dementia Care Principles for People in Prison

Published: 10/11/2021
Last updated: 10/11/2021
Publication code: 009 751
A diagnosis of dementia is profound. It affects the person, their circle of support, and the wider community - particularly if that community is a prison. The Royal College of Nursing has adapted its long-established SPACE principles in order to promote dementia care in prisons. This document sets out the five principles, based on evidence gathered from people living with dementia, carers and practitioners, that form a shared commitment to improving dementia care in prisons. The related spider gram tool (Transforming Dementia Care in Prison) can be used to benchmark current practice and completed again at intervals to monitor progress. 

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