This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines.
A one-stop handbook to support training and continuing professional development in dementia care.
This DVD pack comprises of a DVD and 52 page booklet. It is a unique resource which utilises a visual, interactive training experience, linking with supportive care frameworks to improve this difficult and highly sensitive area of communication.
Hazel May and Paul Edwards
This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia (including those with learning disabilities) who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support.
Chia, Swee Hong
This book will be an invaluable for occupational therapists, creative arts therapists, health and social care practitioners and all other professionals working with older people.
Designed to meet the requirements of Health and Social Care (Adults) NVQ Level 3, Unit 32, this workbook is also a valuable source of guidance for any social care worker wanting to improve their knowledge.
How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices.
Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon
Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon
In this accessible guide the authors take person-centred dementia care a step forward by outlining ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process.
This accessible book is essential reading for all those with a formal or informal leadership role within a dementia care service, including managers, deputy managers, team leaders, service managers and experienced care staff involved in leading or mentoring others.
Dening, Tom; Milne, Alisoun
Bringing together both clinical and research perspectives, this book will help those working in the care home sector to deliver high quality care and support to both residents and staff.
Hindle, Andrew; Coates, Alison
This comprehensive textbook examines the changes brought about by the ageing process to both physical and mental health as well as learning disabilities.
Christine Reddall draws on almost four decades of nursing experience to create a clear and easy-to-read handbook primarily for workers caring for the dying in care homes.
This training package, comprising a booklet and DVD, is designed to encourage family participation in the care home and develop a constructive partnership between staff in care homes, families and people with dementia.
Killick, J and Allan, K
Establishing playfulness as an essential component of dementia care, this positive and uplifting book will be key in changing attitudes and providing ideas for new and valuable ways of interacting and being with individuals with the condition.
Diana Kerr and Heather Wilkinson
This book provides night staff, their managers and anyone else with an interest in care homes during the night with the information, knowledge and practical skills they need to deliver positive and appropriate care at night.
Jacki Pritchard and Simon Leslie
This book is a comprehensive guide to keeping accurate, effective and complete records within safeguarding adults work.
This practical book provides simple and imaginative ways to prevent and reduce stress-related behaviours in people with dementia in residential care.
Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it - whether it be an ethical dilemma, the introduction of a new policy or procedure or training on a specific subject.
This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work.
This book provides health and social care professionals with an authoritative reading resource on the ethics and use of restraint. The book provides an overview of the different forms of restraint, the conditions under which they are used, and their implications for the health and wellbeing of older people.
Charlotte L. Clarke, Heather Wilkinson, John Keady and Catherine E. Gibb
This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners.
This workbook will provide staff and relatives with the ability to make sensible choices concerning prevention and protection, as well as responding to and reporting concerns.
Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for the behaviour, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents.
This workbook will equip social care staff with the knowledge and skills to understand what friendships and relationships mean to service users' health and well being.
Anni Bowden and Nancy Lewthwaite
This book offers week by week themed activities. From Valentine's Day quizzes to Bonfire Night word searches, it has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, and also encourages reminiscence and discussion around these events.
This practical handbook is specifically designed to assist carers in looking after their clients' appearances as well as their health, providing a wealth of information on health and beauty care for older people.
Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as natural opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing, and useful forums for taking part in familiar tasks.
Ian Andrew James
Recognising that challenging behaviours occur at times of distress and reflect an attempt to cope with difficult situations, this book works towards understanding the nature of this distress, examining the views of the resident and using the information gathered to prevent repetition of upsetting and uncomfortable circumstances.
Understanding Care Homes draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life.
This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life.