Eating well for people with Dementia – a guide for carers

Eating well for people with Dementia - a guide for carers

This guide published by Northern and Health and Social Care Trust is for anyone caring for a person with dementia. It is hoped the information will be useful and help you to deal with everyday issues including swallowing difficulties, feeding problems and mouth and dental care.

Click here to view the PDF.

Dementia e-Learning resource for practitioners

consists of 5 modules.

NHS Health Check Programme Introducing the Dementia Component.

Increasing Awareness & Signposting E-learning resource for practitioners.

This e-learning package will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in one session and consists of 5 modules.

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Communication in Social Care Guide

communication in social care

This communication in social care guide has been produced by United Response. It contains successful strategies for clearer communication and explains reasons why certain messages could be easily misunderstood.

It includes a range of excellent tools such as profiles/passports, quick ways to simplify complex sentences, tips on pacing conversations and how to learn from approaches that are working well.

Click here to view the resource.

Positive Behaviour Support guide

Positive Behaviour Support guide

This 16-page Positive Behaviour Support guide from United Response covers the definition of challenging behaviours and their triggers, identification of proactive and reactive support strategies, and plan implementation, monitoring and review.

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Mental Capacity Act Improvement Tool

Mental Capacity Act Improvement Tool

This Mental Capacity Act improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

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How to identify dementia for care assistants guide

how to identify dementia

Skills for Care have published a how to identify dementia for care assistants guide.

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Practical guide to learning and development for personal assistants

Practical guide to learning and development for personal assistants

This practical guide to learning and development for personal assistants from Skills for Care is to help you support your employer and grow in your role as a personal assistant.

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Best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability

Best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability

This living and dying with dignity guide is written to support those health, social care, voluntary and statutory care providers and deliverers, either in the learning disability or end-of-life care field, who may be involved in caring for a person with a learning disability at the end of their life.

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HIV guide for care providers

HIV guide for care providers

This HIV guide for care providers from the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is intended for care workers and people who commission, manage or deliver residential or domiciliary care.

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Keys to Care App

Keys to Care App

If elderly care matters to you, open the Keys to Care app which covers over 10 important relating to social care.

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