Do you see me?: recognising, understanding and caring for people with dementia, depression and delirium

Let's Respect
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Aimed primarily at staff working in care homes who want to know about the mental health needs of older people in order to improve practice and standards of care, this guide is based on the journey of any person entering the care home world. It is designed to be used as a resource in induction of new staff, in staff supervision sessions, in group discussions and in training. The approach emphasises the importance of knowing the service user, their story and who they are. The guide covers the welcoming environment and aspects of design and layout, life story work and the benefits of life story for carers, health and wellbeing in later life including delirium, dementia and depression, everyday living and quality of life, rights, capacity and decision-making, death, dying and end of life care, and staff health and wellbeing at work. A list of useful resources is included.

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life story work, mental health problems, older people, quality of life, rights, service users, care homes, care workers, dementia, depression, end of life care, health;
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practice guidance
United Kingdom
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