April 14, 2015

Providing quality care for people living 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

Implementing culture change in long-term care : benchmarks and strategies for management and practice
This text offers a strategic approach for promoting an active culture of change in long-term care facilities for older adults and people with disabilities. It discusses the philosophical framework for the delivery of care in these settings and addresses the changing landscape of our long-term care population. With the aim of transforming these facilities from institutional settings to person-centred, homelike environments, the book offers administrators and practitioners numerous strategies and benchmarks for culture change, and addresses tools and resources to support the culture change process. The text describes how these benchmarks have been met and provides ways to address not just knowledge, but also attitudes and behaviour, important components of a culture change strategy.

Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes
This concise and accessible guide, written by the Director of Dementia Care at the care provider which trialled and developed PEARL (Positively Enriching and enhancing Residents' Lives), 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.

What works to promote emotional wellbeing older people : a guide for aged care staff working in community or residential care settings
Beyond Blue
This booklet has been designed for staff working in community or residential aged care services. It covers a range of interventions that can be used to promote emotional wellbeing or to help people with anxiety or depression. These interventions are grouped by type, for example, physical activity interventions, and interventions to do with music and the arts. Some interventions are supported by a lot of scientific evidence, but others are not. This booklet summarises the strength of evidence for the use of each intervention in each setting, and whether its usefulness has been shown for promoting emotional wellbeing, as well as specifically for anxiety and depression.

Caregiving for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders : research, practice, policy
This collection of articles by experts offers a wealth of insights and ideas for researchers, practitioners and graduate students across the caregiving fields, including psychology, social work, public health, geriatrics and gerontology and medicine as well as public and education policy makers.




 

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