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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

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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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Making the Road less Rocky for carers: When decisions about residential and end of life care have to made

It is important to recognise that when the person with dementia goes into hospital or a residential setting the caring role does not stop. Carers will continue to offer social, emotional and nutritional support.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the dementia is diagnosed

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a difficult and emotional time, and can come as a shock for both the person with dementia and their carer. Where possible the carer’s views and needs should be taken into consideration.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the carer takes an active caring role

Dementia is a complex, unpredictable condition, as the disease progresses close relatives and friends find themselves offering an increasing amount of support to enable the person with dementia manage everyday life. A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the person with dementia loses their mobility

As the mobility of the person with dementia declines it is really important carers are offered information on equipment and training in lifting and positioning to prevent injury to themselves and the person they care for.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the carer has to deal with behaviour problems

Dementia can cause someone to become someone frightened, aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes inappropriate.  It is vital carers have information and support to enable them to put strategies in place.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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