November 10, 2015

new for the healthcare professional and family carer

Flip cards - A set of 15 colour-coded cards that address:
The Quick Reference Cards are designed to provide an on-the-spot point of reference for health professionals and care staff working with people with dementia to help in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). They are provided as a guide only, to remind or prompt interventions and raise points to consider, including the next steps to take. It is recommended that the resources on which they are based be referred to for more comprehensive and detailed information.

·         10 common BPSD and delirium
·         recommended assessments
·         recommended frameworks
The Flip Cards are designed to be quick to use and easy to access; hang them on a hook on the wall or slip them into your pocket
•How well am I communicating?
•Understanding the behaviour being observed.
•Getting to know the person living with dementia. 
Responding to behaviours due to dementia : achieving best life experience : care planning guide
Contents: document behaviour and risk --  describe residents actions --  table 1 Behaviours in dementia --  Understand the meaning of the behaviour --  unmet needs model for understanding behaviours --   look for unmet needs --  listen to the voice of the resident --  care planning to achieve residents desired life experience --  table 3 non-pharmalogical interventions for behaviours --  table 4 behaviours that do not respond to medications --  managing sexually inappropriate behaviour --  managing territorial or guarding behaviour --   managing repetitive vocalisations – interventions to reduce adverse outcomes : communicate effectively with residents --   table 5 stages of aggressive behaviour --  respond immediately to high risk aggressive behaviours --   code white ‘violent person ‘ response  flow chart --   table 6 aggressive  incident – debriefing flow chart --  review and revise behaviour care plan --  table 7 tools for monitoring behavioural symptoms in dementia  --  prevent excess disability --  monitoring the residents responses
Happy eating : making eating and drinking safe and enjoyable for people with dementia
This resource is to ensure the highest quality care in eating and drinking for people with dementia, making it an enjoyable and stress-free experience for them by using a person-centred approach.

The accompanying CD-rom contains 30 printable colour cards highlighting the main issues with regards to eating and drinking.

This pack has been designed by a multidisciplinary team from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The work was inspired by concern for a man with Down’s syndrome and dementia who was being fed a soft diet, and the need to ensure that eating and drinking remained a safe and enjoyable experience for him.
Happy eating family kit : making mealtimes more enjoyable for people with dementia and their families
A major aim of the Happy Eating project is to reduce any stigma associated with dementia by demonstrating respect for the person while also providing helpful information for carers.

Using a familiar activity such as meal preparation and eating together as a starting point, we can share useful strategies for families living with dementia to make the overall caring experience less stressful. This ultimately improves the overall quality of life of everyone involved – the person with dementia and their loved ones.

The Happy Eating Project has addressed a clearly identified need for relevant and culturally-appropriate information about dementia in Victorian communities. Its implications are far reaching beyond the scope of “mealtimes” and the families and individuals that piloted the program.

*English speaking families.

*Italian speaking families.

*Macedonian speaking families

*Greek speaking families.

This program has the capacity to positively impact the lives of families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across Australia who have a family member living with dementia.

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