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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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Communicating with people with dementia: Using body language and physical contact - Hiblio

Communication isn't just talking. It also involves gestures, movement and facial expressions. A person with dementia will read your body language, and sudden movements or a tense facial expression may cause upset or distress, making communication more difficult. However, there are several ways you can make communication easier, in this short video from Hiblio.

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Sensory sound box

The Sensory Sound Box was designed and made by Mixed Reality Labs Nottingham for patients at Nottinghamshire Hospice during a 13 week internship at City Arts on the Imagine Digital Project.  The felt objects were made in collaboration with patients and volunteer artists at the hospice during June 2015.

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Becoming a dementia-friendly arts venue

A guide for arts venue managers and staff on making the environment, facilities and programming of arts venues accessible to people with dementia, families and carers.

The guide, compiled by over 16 arts organisations and Alzheimer's Society, is designed to be flexible and can be used by theatres, concert halls, museums and galleries of any size. Something as simple as ensuring signage is clear and creating a quiet area can enable someone with dementia to feel comfortable and enjoy the creativity the art world brings.

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Living Well with Dementia - NHS Scotland

If your GP or specialist has told you that you have dementia, then this is the booklet from NHS Scotland can help. You may also find this booklet helpful if you are a family member or a friend of a person who has been told they have dementia. Dementia is the general term for a range of brain disorders that can affect all aspects of memory, thinking and behaviour.

You may have been told that you have a particular kind of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia or vascular dementia.  This booklet is for people with any type of dementia.

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Core Skills Education & Training Framework

This Framework was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health and developed in collaboration by Skills for Health and Health Education England in partnership with Skills for Care.

The Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework is a useful resource which details the essential skills and knowledge necessary across the health and social care spectrum. Three tiers are described: 1 - awareness, which everyone should have; 2 – basic skills which are relevant to all staff in settings where people with dementia are likely to appear and; 3 - leadership.

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