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Here you have access to a wide range of resources. They can be filtered by 'Role', 'Resource Type' and the QCF units for Awareness of Dementia, which we have given user friendly names:

  • The basics about dementia – DEM 201
  • Putting the person first: Seeing the person not the dementia – DEM 202
  • Improving communication: Helping people live well with dementia – DEM 205
  • Treating people as individuals – DEM 207
  • Protecting people's rights and freedom to choose – DEM 211

The search facility can also be used.

Note: If you are a care worker or heath care professional, the material in this area can support your accredited learning.

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Interactive

Time to Think

Time to Think is a pilot film showing how cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) could be adapted to an audiovisual platform.  This could include television, pay to view TV, or the Internet.  The film (23 minutes) has been made to demonstrate the different activities that people do when they are involved in an interactive CST session.  Click on VIEW RESOURCE to watch it.

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Winston's World

A cat's eye view of dementia.  Cartoonist Tony Husband, famous for his account of his father's dementia in Take Care Son, introduces us to Winston and his friends in this closely-observed story of home care for people with dementia.  The book is intended to be used as a training resource for reflection and discussion by home care workers. It has 90 pages in five chapters; each tells an everyday story of life with dementia. The pdf may be viewed below and downloaded for free. 

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Room 217: Care Through Music

Music is increasingly being used and accepted in healthcare to intentionally improve wellness.  However, there is a lack of standardization as to how music may be integrated into personal care goals and the physical care setting to produce the best quality of care. As a result, the benefits of using music to enhance well-being and quality of life may be underdeveloped.

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Preparing for a hospital visit

Hospital visits – planned or in an emergency – can be stressful, especially for someone with dementia and their carer. By preparing for hospital visits it can be a more positive experience for everyone involved. As a carer, here are some tips from DementiaUK on what you can do to prepare you and the person you care for with dementia, for hospital visits.

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