In Control is pleased to have worked with colleagues to develop a new Progress for Providers resource to help achieve greater personalisation for people with dementia living in care homes. Continue reading …
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The Design Council launches five concepts to help people with dementia and their carers live better with a series of talks available to watch online.
Five of the designs have been developed as part of the Living well with dementia programme and include dogs to help people with dementia, a social network for carers and a wristband personal alarm.
The designs will be launched today with a series of talks that you can watch online this afternoon, with Alzheimer’s Society’s Head of Policy, George McNamara, on the panel for one of the talks.
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This video demonstrates the power of music with someone suffering from Dementia.
“One of my friends sent me this video a couple of days ago and it really moved me. It reminded me of the joy that my grandad, who sadly passed away a few years ago after having alzheimers, got whenever my gran played him his favourite tune – Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto (he loved a bit of Classic FM!).”
No matter how far down the road my papa was with alzheimers, hearing that song always made his face light up. It’s a pretty good reminder of the power of music. I wonder if The Smiths or Mogwai tunes will spark a similar reaction from me one day!
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Skills for Care have published The Common Core Principles for Dementia. This is a guide to training the social care and health workforce that will help to develop a workforce that responds confidently to the person with dementia and give understanding on how to enter their world and support the life they are leading.
Click here to view the PDF.
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Dementia and carers is a brief guide from Skills for Care for workers & carers together. It outlines the main areas of knowledge that a care worker supporting a person with dementia and their family or friends carers should have.
Published jointly by Skills for Care and Dementia UK, it addresses recognising the signs of dementia, support when there is a diagnosis, social care assessments for both the person with dementia and the carer, living independently as dementia advances, and legal and financial issues care workers need to know about.
Click here to download the PDF.
The Dementia Gateway from SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) provides a huge range of resources including videos, publications and e-Learning.
It has been developed by experts in dementia including carers and people living with the condition.
Click here to visit the Dementia Gateway.
This communicating with people with a learning disability guide from Mencap is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their […]
The Care Certificate Workbook from Skills for Care is a free downloadable resource aimed at supporting the training process and helping employers and their new health and social care workers to cover parts of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate Workbook has been produced following the piloting of the Care Certificate, which indicated employers would […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on sensible risk assessment in care settings. The guidance covers a range of areas such as moving and handling and falls. Click here to view this guidance.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes. It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance. The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.
Many of us will be guilty of assuming that dementia is simply something all older people suffer from. Some of us will think that dementia means the end of a happy life and that nothing can be done to help those with it. Well, as you’ve probably guessed, these thoughts are simply not true.