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New Progress for Providers resource developed for dementia

28/06/2013 Dementia

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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 …

Living well with dementia programme

28/06/2013 Dementia

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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.

Resource: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=1189

Dementia care and the power of music

28/06/2013 Dementia

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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!

Common Core Principles for Dementia

28/06/2013 Dementia

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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.

Dementia and carers: workers’ resource

28/06/2013 Dementia

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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.

Dementia Gateway

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.

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