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"Come on in": staying connected

Authors:
CARE INSPECTORATE, SCOTTISH CARE, ABBEYFIELD SOCIETY
Publishers:
Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care, Abbeyfield Society
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This short guide aims to help family and friends who are visiting people living with dementia in care homes to make the most of the time they spend together. It includes practical tips to help prepare for a visit, giving a visit focus, looking after yourself, and also looks at what residents themselves say makes a good visit. The guide has been developed by the staff, residents and the families (Edited publisher abstract)

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Is this outside public space dementia-inclusive?

Authors:
INNOVATIONS IN DEMENTIA, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia, HAMMONDCARE. Dementia Centre
Publisher:
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
8

A checklist to assess how inclusive outside public spaces, such as parks or approaches to public buildings are for people with dementia. The checklist has been designed to help dementia groups when carrying out environmental audits of venues and facilities and covers nine key areas to consider. It has been tested and refined by members of DEEP (The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project). (Edited publisher abstract)

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Is this inside public space dementia-inclusive? A checklist for use by dementia groups

Authors:
INNOVATIONS IN DEMENTIA, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia, HAMMONDCARE. Dementia Centre
Publisher:
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
8

A checklist to assess how inclusive inside public spaces, such as leisure centres and cafes, are for people with dementia. The checklist has been designed to help dementia groups when carrying out environmental audits of venues and facilities and covers ten key areas to consider. It has been tested and refined by members of DEEP (The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project). (Edited publisher abstract)

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Towards affordable healthcare: why effective innovation is key

Authors:
BAMFORD Sally-Marie, et al
Publisher:
International Longevity Centre UK
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
58
Place of publication:
London

...base of demonstrable success, and calculates the savings that could be achieved by implementing them across the UK. The examples include: The Memory First Project, an integrated dementia service run by a consortium of GPs which has successfully reduced dementia diagnosis times in Staffordshire; Canterbury Integrated Care in New Zealand, which has resulted in reduced nursing home admissions (Edited publisher abstract)

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Community care for people with dementia: a handbook for policy makers

Authors:
SCHULMANN Katharine, ILLINCA Stefania, LEICHSENRING Kai
Publisher:
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
100
Place of publication:
Vienna

This handbook brings together the findings from research commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, on how care for people with dementia living at home should best be organised. It draws on a scoping review of the academic and grey literature published between 2008 and 2016, two expert workshops, and a series of expert interviews in four European countries to propose... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Embracing touch in dementia care: a person-centred approach to touch and relationships

Author:
TANNER Luke
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
256
Place of publication:
London

This practical guide instructs carers on how to re-evaluate their use of physical contact in dementia care to create a more effective, person-centred care system. It demonstrates the vital role touch plays in supporting relationships and wellbeing, and challenges the barriers preventing staff from using touch in meaningful ways. It demonstrates that touch and other forms of non-verbal... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Learning from PPO investigations: older prisoners

Author:
PRISONS AND PROBATION OMBUDSMAN
Publisher:
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
37
Place of publication:
London

...to tackle risks and procedures they were not previously forced to consider. The review looked at over 314 investigations between the years 2013 and 2015. It examines six areas in depth: healthcare and diagnosis; restraints; end of life care; family involvement; early release; and dementia and complex needs. It also provides one good practice case study for each area. The findings fall into three (Edited publisher abstract)

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Growing the creative ageing movement: international lessons for the UK

Author:
THWAITE Alice
Publisher:
Baring Foundation
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
48
Place of publication:
London

Drawing on some of the findings from the Churchill Fellows international experiential research projects, this report provides international good practice examples to show how the creative arts are being used to promote well-being among older people, particularly people living with dementia. It also highlights programmes that have been developed in communities across the UK by Churchill Fellows (Edited publisher abstract)

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Age and dementia friendly gymnastics programme: an evaluation of the British Gymnastics Foundation pilot

Author:
KARANIA Vinal K.
Publishers:
British Gymnastics Foundation, Age UK
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
29
Place of publication:
Newport

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of a pilot chair-based exercise programme for older people with dementia, which was delivered in two care homes and one day centre. The evaluation examples whether there were improvements in the physical, social and mental health and well-being of older people with dementia participating the programme; whether the results differ depending... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Supporting confident social work practice with people living with dementia

Author:
RESEARCH IN PRACTICE FOR ADULTS
Publisher:
Research in Practice for Adults
Publication year:
2017
Place of publication:
Totnes

An online resource providing practice guidance, tools and resources to help social worker to offer positive and helpful support to people living with dementia. The practice guidance is based on key principles of how to work well with people and covers five sections: start with the person, maintain a relationship, involve support networks, uphold people’s rights, and work with ongoing changes... (Edited publisher abstract)

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