5 short books to help with dementia care
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Caring for people with dementia : a shared approach
Skills in caring for people with dementia are increasingly demanded of all health care practitioners as the numbers of diagnosed increase. Caring for People with Dementia presents-latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers.
Christine Brown Wilson is Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia
Chapter 1: -- Common myths associated with the condition known as dementia
Person centred thinking with older people : 6 essential practices
Person-centred practices are a key way to provide the best possible care and support for older people and help them to be active and valued members of the community.
Each of the practices is designed to support the individual and put what is important to and for the person at the forefront of their care.
Each practice has been tailored so that older people can express more easily what does and does not work for them. By actively listening and making each person feel appreciated, the practices represent practical tools for frontline practitioners to form good relationships with people in their care. With supporting stories and full colour photographs to illustrate how person-centred thinking and practice is used in real-life settings, there are many examples to help practitioners to overcome challenges and to really implement positive, effective changes to care. This practical book will be a valuable resource for care staff, social workers and healthcare workers who want to learn about person-centred practices to deliver best practice care and support.
This workbook builds upon the person-centred approach to dementia care and gives students, practitioners and carers a new way of looking at dementia and the people who live with it.
- The felt experience: The person with dementia
- The felt experience: Carers
- The environment of care
- The person with dementia
- Engagement - connecting with the person
- Empowerment and dis-empowerment
- Facilitating person-centred care:
- Worksheets and activities