December 17, 2014

Resources on providing day care, residential aged care and telecare for people with dementia

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au

Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes
Caroline Baker
The award-winning PEARL (Positively Enriching and enhancing Residents' Lives) programme was developed to enable care homes to move from providing good fundamental care to excellent person-centred dementia care. Trialled extensively by one of the UK's largest care providers, it has been proven to dramatically increase the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, significantly reducing the use of antipsychotics and the incidence of stress-related behaviours.
This concise and accessible guide, written by the Director of Dementia Care at the care provider which trialled and developed PEARL, describes the key criteria of the programme, and provides best practice guidelines for dementia care practitioners wishing to use the approach in their own care home. With an emphasis on the practical, achievable elements of the programme, and drawing on many useful examples, the author and contributors provide guidelines on, amongst many things, getting the fundamentals of person-centred care right; enabling decision-making; reducing stress-related behaviours; psychosocial treatments; safeguarding; supporting staff; and involving relatives.


Using telecare effectively in the support of people with dementia
Dementia Services Development Centre (University of Stirling)
This book explores how telecare can contribute to the support, protection, and quality of life of people with dementia. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers.





Making each day count : a guide to day care services for people with dementia
Alzheimer's Society
Essential information for anyone working in day care, providing  a hands-on guide to setting up new services and making the most of existing ones.  This book emphasises the importance of: careful and effective planning; feelings and emotions; understanding individuals; communication; daily activities.  It is packed with useful tips for managers and practical ideas for day care staff.

Sex, intimacy and aged care
Barbara Sherman
Sexuality in older people has often been a vexed issue, provoking strong emotional associations, embarrassment and silence. Behaviour considered 'inappropriate' in those who belong to this age group, however, can be more easily understood if their experiences and needs are considered. In clear, accessible language, Barbara Sherman explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges us to examine our own attitudes. Stories of the experiences of caregivers, families and people affected by dementia illustrate the difficulties encountered by sexual partners, as well as the complexity of the situations confronting professional careworkers. Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care offers a sympathetic perspective as well as constructive ideas for dealing with older people's feelings, desires and behaviour, and explodes the myths surrounding a normal part of life.

Bathing without a battle : person-directed care of individuals with dementia 2nd ed.
Bathing Without a Battle presents an individualized, problem-solving approach to bathing and personal care of individuals with dementia. On the basis of extensive original research and clinical experience, the editors have developed strategies and techniques that work in both institution and home settings. Their approach is also appropriate for caregiving activities other than bathing, such as morning and evening care, and for frail elders not suffering from dementia.
For this second edition, the authors have included historical material on bathing and substantially updated the section on special concerns, including: Pain, Skin care, Determining the appropriate level of assistance, Transfers,The environment.


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