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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 the carer's own circumstances change

While critical points for carers are often linked to the progression of the dementia, they may be unrelated and are not necessarily sequential with the health of the person they care for.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the carer needs emotional support

Carers of people with dementia will often find they are caring for a number of years, and have poor health outcomes. Emotional support and respite from caring is vital and can help avoid a crisis in the caring relationship.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the person with dementia has other health problems

Multiple health conditions are common in people with dementia and can be difficult to manage as the mobility and capacity of the person with dementia declines. Support and advice at the right time could help prevent a crisis.  A Carers Trust toolkit.

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: When the person with dementia becomes incontinent

Managing incontinence can be a pivotal point in the breakdown of the caring role, and is a subject carers are sometimes embarrassed to raise. 

Key Points of this Carers Trust guide: 

  • Incontinence is a primary reason for carers looking into residential care.
  • Carers may not seek help regarding continence problems because of embarrassment.
  • Carers will feel more confident about caring if they have access to, information & advice

 

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Making the Road Less Rocky for Carers: A guide for supporting carers of people with dementia

This toolkit by the Carers Trust gives guidance to professionals who come into contact with carers of people with dementia, based on the ten critical points of the caring journey.

 

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