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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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Getting Along programme

Getting Along is a programme by Innovations in Dementia that supports couples to address changes in their relationship that might be brought about by a dementia.

The aims were:

  • To address both sides of the care-giving relationship.
  • To explore a new approach that can start to provide practical support even whilst diagnostic tests are still ongoing.
  • To examine learning specific learning needs of front line community-based staff.
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Communicating with people with dementia: top 10 tips - Hiblio

Dementia gradually affects the way a person communicates which can be upsetting and frustrating for the person with dementia and for those around them, but there are lots of ways to help make sure that you understand each other. Here are the top 10 tips from Hiblio.

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Communicating with people with dementia: Active listening - Hiblio

If you are looking after a person with dementia you will need to listen more carefully than usual to what they say. This is called active listening and here are some best practices in this short video from Hiblio.

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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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