Dementia and Well-being: Possibilities and Challenges (Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care)
Author Ailsa Cook critically reviewsrecent health and social care policies in Scotland and England in light of the growing body of empirical research into the experiences and perspectives of people with dementia. She draws on this evidence to consider the particular challenges associated with delivering four key outcomes to people with dementia, identified by policy makers as fundamental to well-being. These key outcomes are independence, health, choice, and social inclusion.
Strangers in a strange land : cultural competence in dementia care [CD-Rom]
The Strangers in a Strange Land, an interactive resource funded by Department of Health and Ageing as part of the Australian Government's Dementia Initiative. This project is one of a set of learning resources that provide information and support for people working in the following areas of need: Culturally and linguistically diverse communities; Rural and remote aged care workers and volunteers; Carers for people with dementia who live at home; Younger people with dementia.
Not another care handbook : pearls of wisdom for care managers
Edited by Dr Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, Caring Times Foreword by Barbara Pointon MBE
This work presents the thoughts in condensed form of 109 care home experts who have each written a chapter on key issues affecting the role of the manager in the care home. These experts start from the premise that the manager is central to the quality of care provided in a care home, and in an unique format, they have each focused on presenting the ten points they consider most important in their area of expertise.
Young onset dementia : characteristics & impacts
by Deliane van Vliet
Carers Trust, London
Over half (52%) of carers in the survey reported difficulties in obtaining a diagnosis for dementia for the person they cared for
More than half of carers (55%) questioned said that they had not been given information on legal issues and managing money. Many had learned about Lasting Power of Attorney too late
Many carers, particularly those caring for someone in the later stages of the illness, felt ill equipped to deal with more agitated behaviours that might develop. More than two-thirds 68% surveyed said they had not received training or advice on this issue
82% of carers questioned said that caring had adversely affected their ability to work
Getting in touch : a carer support model using teleconferencing
Funded as part of the Carer Support Network project by the NSW Ageing and Disability Department under the NSW Action Plan on Dementia. The organisations that conducted this project on a collaborative basis were Alzheimer's Association NSW, Eastern Sector Aged Care Services of Central Sydney Area Health Service and the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing