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November 13, 2015
"journal of dementia care" vol 23 no 4 2015
Dementia Detectives: busting the myths
The article describes the one-hour dementia awareness
programme developed for secondary schools. It aims to foster a positive
attitude towards those living with dementia and to encourage young people to
play an active role in ensuring that they live in a dementia friendly
have everything ready
do not use jargon
be sensitive to signs of embarrassment ...
Communities: sharing the learning
The article reports on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Connecting
Communities project to increase dementia awareness within Black and minority
ethnic communities in London boroughs, with special emphasis on celebrating
includes information on connecting with local mosque...
Adaptive clothing to
help with vital personal care
A challenging behaviour team developed ways of adapting
people’s own clothes for ease of dressing and undressing, especially helpful
where, despite person-centred interventions, individuals remain resistant to
personal care. includes tips on removing soiled clothing - the approach had made a big difference by reducing the duration of interventions and associated distress ..
Lived experience at
the centre of learning
The involvement of people in decision-making relating to
their care and support is essential and people with dementia are no exception.
In health and social care education and training, the perspectives and
aspirations of people with dementia are discussed, but there is less evidence
that they and their carers are involved as direct contributors to educational
initiatives. This is a discussion paper on how to provide an answer to this
Forget me not: group
support for younger people with dementia
Since its launch nearly two years ago, the Forget-me-not
Social Group for people with young onset dementia has come to provide a safe
and non-judgemental environment where people living with YOD can meet to
discuss issues, share ideas, arrange events and activities, and have fun with
their partners, carers, and family.
really matters in dementia care by David Sheard
Safeguarding practice is all too often risk averse and
detrimental to people’s well-being. The rigorous climate of safeguarding has
led to many complex dilemmas in its practice and implementation. Often social
workers and care managers with a responsibility for it are accused of being
over-zealous and applying old culture dementia care concepts to safeguarding
looks at the dichotomy in safeguarding and the failings of safeguarding, the new safeguarding culture , and safeguarding emotions ...
What makes an
outstanding dementia care home?
In the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new approach,
people’s experience of care and support will form the basis of ratings awarded.
For the CQC, the safety of people is paramount, covering safeguarding,
medication, staffing and recruitment.
capacity to consent to sexual relations
Clinicians may be asked to assess the mental capacity to
consent to sexual relations of an individual with dementia. The article summarises
the relevant legal rulings as a guide for clinicians and investigates the grey areas around 'touching'....
experience of the dementia caregiver
A report on a study that aimed to gain insights into carers’
experiences, identify gaps in their knowledge of dementia, understanding of advanced dementia and also to explore the role of
community services in supporting families, and make recommendations for