Creating a dementia-friendly workplace: a practical guide for employers

Alzheimer's Society
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A practical guide for employers providing information and advice on how to make the working environment more dementia friendly and setting out the best practice for businesses. It explains how employers can expect to see a range of benefits including: staff retention; development of empowering and inclusive policies and cultures in the workplace; and importantly ensure employers are fulfilling their legal responsibilities outlined in the Equality Act 2010. This includes tips on considering premises from a dementia-friendly perspective, encouraging open dialogue and using appropriate terminology. It also includes a guide for managers on how to give support for a colleague with dementia divided into three phases: supporting employees in the early stages of dementia; ongoing support and management; leaving work. The guide includes examples of scenarios, case studies and a section on making reasonable adjustments. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, conditions of employment, employment, staff retention;
Content type:
practice guidance

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