February 10, 2016

DYI dementia education refreshers -- Discussion starters...

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

Discussion starters : inspired care

 12 cards Notes: Cards include : Individuality and diversity --  needs driven services, flexibility --  Spirituality and meaning --  people inspired staff and leadership --  in community enabling lifestyle --  respect dignity and privacy  --  enablement empowerment and capability  --  decision making power and choice --  contribution --  activity fun and enjoying life  --  relationships and intimacy --  environment the physical home --   instructions

Brainstorming solutions for dementia care [game]
This game provides friendly team competition in a fast-paced, interactive and collaborative environment. It’s designed for anyone who provides care for persons living with dementia. The game is perfect for building a team of care partners working in long-term care; assisted living; adult day centres; memory care homes and agencies on ageing.
Team members select cards from five categories: Fact, Challenge, Activity, Wild, and Crisis. Together players brainstorm solutions for person-centered care. It’s a great way for care partners to create innovative solutions! Brainstorming Solutions for Dementia Care was created by Drs. Kim and Gail Petersen, well-respected dementia educators. They use real-life examples to help caregivers develop a variety of strategies. Boxed game includes laminated 24-inch square board, instructions, 120 game cards, dice, timer, and butterfly pawns

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. 

I'm still here : a research based drama on living with dementia
University of Waterloo. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program
I'm Still Here a powerful research-based play developed in partnership with Dr. Gail Mitchell and Dr. Christine Jonas-Simpson, captures important aspects of, and deepens understanding about, the dementia journey from the perspective of persons living with dementia and their family partners in care.
Using a reflective practice approach, the accompanying teaching-learning guide takes viewers through the major themes and key issues reflected in the play. This versatile educational tool touches people on many levels and encourages personal discovery, reflection, and sharing of perceptions and experiences of life, quality of life, and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Any person involved with individuals and families who live with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia will benefit from viewing the videotaped version of I'm Still Here and reflecting on the words of persons with dementia and the questions presented in this teaching-learning guide.

Dementia care : inservice training modules for long-term care

Dementia Care Inservice Training Modules for Long-Term Care is a complete collection of research material for specialized dementia care training in the long-term care setting. Each of the eight modules is created to decrease preparation time for the presenter by including everything necessary for an effective presentation. The curriculum covers all aspects of specialized dementia care, including anatomy and physiology, basic principles of care, daily care, eating challenges, recreation and activities, common medical problems, and more. The easy to understand format and all-inclusive packet can be incorporated into any non-nursing forum such as support groups or informal caregivers and can be adapted for large or small audiences. Each module is concluded with summaries, scenarios and group activities to further the learning process. Dementia Care Inservice Training Modules for Long-Term Care will help prepare any member of the healthcare team for the daily ups and downs of dementia caregiving.

Dementia care training manual for staff working in nursing and residential settings
This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training manual also provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and national training standards. It can be used as a self-training guide by carers, who can work through it at their own pace or under the supervision of a colleague, or by trainers running structured courses on good practice in dementia care. It is also suitable as a quick reference in daily practice. This comprehensive resource will provide useful guidance for all staff working face-to-face with people with dementia, whether in nursing, day-care or residential settings.

Staying home alone : working in the community with older people who have dementia
Staying Home Alone aims to encourage care workers to work positively and constructively with older people with dementia who live at home, and to address common perceptions, attitudes and fears. This training resource provides three one-hour workshops which managers can run as part of a staff meeting or a training session with full guidance for domiciliary care workers. The pack sets out to: look beyond the label of "dementia" encourage carers to recognise and maintain the unique individual who has dementia increase awareness of the kind of feelings dementia can raise facilitate the sharing of working practice, knowledge, expertise and experience of carers identify practical ways of managing the difficult situations and feelings that can arise when working with a person who has dementia who is living in their own home in the community. Comprising detailed background and guidance notes, exercises, OHPs and handouts, the three workshops focus on: maintaining individuality understanding behaviour managing situations of risk. Staying Home Alone has been cross-referenced to the S/NVQ Level 2 in Care. Of particular interest to: older person's community teams, community psychiatric nurses, district nurses, outreach workers, occupational therapists, social workers, care managers and trainers of home care workers involved in delivering direct individual home care support to older people in the community. No prior knowledge of dementia is required.

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