Living with dementia video from SCIE

19/09/2014 Dementia

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This brutally honest film reminds us that although dementia causes the loss of some abilities, people’s feelings remain intact. The people in this film talk about their emotions: fear, guilt, embarrassment, isolation and powerless. They give a deeply moving and personal insight into an often overlooked aspect of the condition.

Key messages for practice
1. People living with dementia can still be alert and aware of their condition
2. It is important to know the person with advancing dementia as an individual and support them to maintain their own identity
3. Although dementia causes the loss of some abilities, people’s feelings remain intact; it is essential to empathise with people’s emotions
4. Caring and supportive relationships help people to cope with the difficult experience of living with advancing dementia.

Who will find this useful?
Care staff, social workers, care managers, carers, community nurses, nursing staff, people with dementia, people who use services, employers, trainers, families, friends and neighbours.

Source: http://www.scie.org.uk/socialcaretv/video-player.asp?v=living-with-dementia

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