Alzheimer's Society has launched a leaflet called 'This is me' for people with dementia who are going into hospital.

'This is me' is a simple and practical tool that someone going into hospital can give to staff to help them understand the condition. It provides a 'snapshot' of the person with dementia, giving information about them as an individual, such as needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests.

This should enable staff to treat each person as an individual, thereby reducing distress for them and their carers and helping to prevent issues such as malnutrition and dehydration.

This is a lovely idea, a couple of pages holding some of the information needed to make a dementia sufferer feel as comfortable as they can in an unfamiliar environment.