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.
This practice guidance from the Care Council for Wales is primarily for use by managers and supervisors within settings that support people with dementia. It may also be of relevance to other service areas and client groups. It will assist them to put into place training and support for staff. It may also be useful as a direct reference document for staff, family carers and others, although this should generally be as part of a coordinated management strategy.
Care UK has produced this communicating with people living with dementia guide ‘Listen, talk, connect’.
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.
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.
Click here to view the e-Learning
Skills for Care have published a how to identify dementia for care assistants guide.
This better domiciliary care for people with dementia guide has been commissioned by the Department of Health. It is aimed at leaders and managers working in domiciliary services that are providing care and support to people with dementia. The guide supports leaders and managers in developing their workforce to enable them to provide the highest quality of care in home care services.
The good practice guide has been compiled by Skills for Care, working closely with social care employers and key partners across England. The guide is developed for our sector, by our sector so we are confident that the information, advice and guidance contained within the guide will support the development of your team.
The guide supports managers to undertake values based recruitment of home care staff, ensuring they are motivated, and supporting staff who are working with people with dementia whose behaviour may challenge.
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These guidelines on language about dementia from DEEP (Dementia Engagedment and Empowerment Project) are aimed at Journalists, organisations and communications departments.
The overall purpose of the handbook is to help people with learning disabilities experience a greater sense of well-being as they grow older. An important aspect of this is looking at positive ways of supporting people who develop dementia as well as those whose friends or housemates are living with dementia. The handbook describes how to run facilitated peer support groups where people use their understanding and experiences to help each other.
Click here to download the Learning Disability Activities Handbook.
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 […]
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 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.
This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and […]