- Quality and safety of services
- Integrated health and social care “operating as one”
- Highest possible control given to people receiving support
- Valued workforce
- Better practical support for families and carers
- Sustainable funding model
- Greater security for all in need of a service…
- Correlation found between neglect and staff burnout…
- Another initiative is the De-Caf – here people with dementia and their carers shape the activities on offer such as creative arts, oral history , dancing and music…
- Whole street of support – stretches beyond Mapesbury …shows how a community can contribute to and environment where people with dementia feel safe, confident and connected…
- The shed – a place where men predominately can go to reduce the risk of social isolation…
- Partnerships in innovative education - - training based on a social model for receptionists, admin staff, practice nurses and health assistants …p 14-15
Chapters 1-3 cover the current theories on reminiscence therapy, which give credence to doing this type of work with clients. The topic headings and contents for the sessions that retrace the life course provide lots of ideas that could easily be adapted to the Australian culture eg “Starting work and working lives”, “going out and having fun”. There is also a great session on “reminiscence alone” groups.
This practical book is a very useful tool for dementia care workers and practitioners
by Kate Gregory
A person’s life represents the accumulation of a wealth of experiences which form their social and life history. Every person’s memories are unique to that individual. This booklet has been designed to collect the unique social and life history of an individual with dementia. This life history will help individualise the care of the person with dementia and maintain their identity. It will also help people caring for the individual to know them and develop strong relationships with them.
The Reminiscence Trainer's Pack: For Use in Health, Housing, Social Care and Arts Organisations, Colleges, Libraries and Museums, Volunteers' and Carers' Agencies
Reminiscence can enrich relationships and enhance caring. The pack aims to equip trainers in a variety of settings, sectors and service agencies primarily concerned with older people. The training is designed to introduce reminiscence workers to the theory and practice.
Contents: Introduction -- Aims and objectives -- Using the teaching pack -- Programmes -- 1. What is reminiscence? -- 2. Why reminisce? -- 3. Reminiscence work in small groups (1) -- 4. Reminiscence work in small groups (2) -- 5. Reminiscence work with individuals -- 6. Reminiscence work with people with dementia (1) -- 7. Reminiscence work with people with dementia (2) -- 8. Reminiscing with people with hearing, sight and speech disabilities -- 9. Reminiscing with people with learning disabilities -- 10. Reminiscing with people with depression and with people who have a terminal illness -- 11. Reminiscing with people from ethnic minorities -- 12. Consolidating skills and sustaining good practice -- Evaluation forms -- References -- Certificate of attendance
Remembering Home provides a compelling argument that home is one of the most enduring and important concepts in the minds and hearts of people with dementia. It is a timely and practical guide to working with memories of home and should be required reading for anyone who works with people who have dementia."
by Roly Chapman
Roly Chapman was born to English parents in Auchenflower, Brisbane in 1926. His reminiscences of growing up in the 1930s will bring a smile to many readers both young and old.
With chapters covering diverse and intriguing subjects such as The Flicks, Cracker Night, The Ekka, Hawking and Spitting, Made in Japan, The Rat Gang, Jargon, and Dunnies and Dunny men, there are lots of laughs and many memories awaiting rediscovery.
The entertaining topics are also of historical interest, documenting aspects of every day life in the 1930s that today have been all but forgotten and are quite foreign to children of the 21st century.
- Emergency department (ED) assessing people with dementia is this environment is challenging but it must be done effectively if unnecessary admissions are to be avoided
- Dementia care – understanding the person’s needs and responding to them flexibly and creatively
- Mental health liaison - triage tool can help
- Preventing hospital admissions – in a sample of 11 patients 10 were able to return to the community directly thanks to the intervention by the nurse consultant …p 30 - 31