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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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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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Guide to creating dementia-friendly theatre performances

Working with people living with dementia and the people who support them, we explore and address the potential barriers that might stop someone with dementia coming to see a show. We provide clear signage and visual markers, quiet spaces and additional trained staff and volunteers to support customers in our front of house space. We also adapt sound and lighting cues and stage action within the show itself where necessary.

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