Confused, angry, anxious? : why working with older people in care really can be difficult, and what to do about it
The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the ways in which older people in care might behave, how to stay calm and kind, and how to solve the problems that arise.
Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that seem irrational, aggressive, or unreasonably repetitive, and nothing you can do seems to help. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the difficult and annoying ways in which older people in care can behave, (especially people with dementia), how to stay calm and kind, and how to solve the problems they can create. With many examples of everyday challenges and how to deal with them, this book has the potential to change your working life.
'I have admired the best dementia care practice in Denmark for many years. They use an inclusive approach that does not blame or stigmatise but that uses positive action to make a real difference. Within this book you will find an intensely practical approach focussing on some of the most challenging situations we face in everyday care. Highly recommended!'
- Professor Dawn Brooker, PhD CPsychol (clin) AFBPsS, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester the author of the following books
Person-centred dementia care : making services better with the VIPS framework
What is person-centred dementia care, and how can it be used to improve care for people from diagnosis to end of life? How can we improve services in people's own homes, in care homes, in supported housing and in hospitals? This substantially updated second edition considers recent developments in person-centred care, presenting refreshed guidelines for practice.
Dawn Brooker and Isabelle Latham explain the evolution of the key principles of person-centred care that comprise the VIPS model.
They describe how it has been applied in diverse service settings, and show how to put the model into practice.
A new chapter dedicated to culture of care will help service managers to get to grips with this slippery concept, and includes important information on how to guard against neglectful practice.
Case studies from the CHOICE programme, a research project on culture of care, demonstrate the key factors that are important for people living with advanced dementia and complex needs to live well.
Person-centred dementia care : making services better
The term person centred care has been widely used, misused and ill defined. It is used frequently in the aims and objectives for dementia care services and provision, although in practice what lies behind the rhetoric can be questionable. This book gives fresh definition to the important ideas behind and the implementation of person centred care for people with dementia. Dawn Brooker explains the four key elements of person centred care that comprise the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them ; treating people as Individuals ; looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia ; and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being. With an emphasis on practical application, Person Centred Dementia Care provides care organisations with clear, accessible guidelines on how to put the VIPS model into operation for effective care that is 'fit for VIPs'. Part 2 of the book comprises the VIPS organisational reflection tool, which care providers can use to assess how well they think they are doing at providing person-centred care.
Learning to speak Alzheimer's : a groundbreaking approach for everyone dealing with the disease
by Joanne Koenig Coste
Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer's, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional well-being of both patients and caregivers that emphasizes relating to patients in their own reality. Her accessible and comprehensive method, which she calls habilitation, works to enhance communication between carepartners and patients and has proven successful with thousands of people living with dementia. Learning to Speak Alzheimer's also offers hundreds of practical tips, including how to cope with the diagnosis and adjust to the disease's progression help the patient talk about the illness face the issue of driving make meals and bath times as pleasant as possible adjust room design for the patient's comfort deal with wandering, paranoia, and aggression.
Learning to speak Alzheimer's : an introduction to the habilitation approach to care [DVD]
... introduces her pioneering form of care - habilitiation.
Applying the basic concept of habilitation the video shows how to create a suitable environment in which the person can lead a quality life through proactive adjustments. The practical information in this video will enhance the physical, psycho-social, and sensory world of the person with Alzheimer's.
The leadership modules cover team building, communication, power and negotiation, change theory and process, management direction and design, and management that moves from conflict to collaboration. Two additional modules cover cultural competence and principles of teaching and learning related to adult education in the long-term care environment.