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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 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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Promoting continence for people living with dementia

The Care Inspectorate today launched an important new resource which aims to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia.

The resource, ‘Promoting continence for people living with dementia and long-term conditions’ highlights the fundamental and essential care and support required to give people the opportunity to remain continent and maximise their quality of life.

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SCIE Social Care TV - Dementia from the Inside

In this film we find out what it might feel like to live with dementia. Viewers will experience a little of what it is like to find yourself in a world that seems familiar and yet doesn’t always make sense. The incidents pictured in this film and memories recounted are based upon true experiences gathered from people living with dementia.

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I’m a doctor - is there a good way to check out a memory complaint? - Freedemliving.com

A five-step brain health check for doctors.

One of the videos available on Freedemliving.com.

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