By Danny Walsh
This obtainable, interactive source booklet encourages front-line employees operating with dementia victims in nursing and home settings to ascertain their operating perform and adjust it to the place applicable to fulfill most sensible perform guidance. filled with photocopiable education routines, dialogue issues and inquiries to suggested care employees to mirror on their type of paintings, this functional education guide additionally offers a framework for care paintings according to statutory requisites and nationwide education criteria. it may be used as a self-training consultant by means of carers, who can paintings via it at their very own speed or less than the supervision of a colleague, or by way of running shoes working based classes on solid perform in dementia care. it's also appropriate as a brief reference in day-by-day perform. This complete source will supply valuable tips for all employees operating face-to-face with individuals with dementia, no matter if in nursing, day-care or residential settings.
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And Bender, M. (1999) Understanding Dementia: The Man with the Worried Eyes. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This is a very comprehensive and readable book outlining a very person centred approach to care. It gives a good background introduction to dementia and its effects. See especially Chapter 14, ‘Identity work’, which describes ways of helping clients to retain a sense of individuality. Goldsmith, M. ’ In S. Hunter (ed) Dementia: Challenges and New Directions. Research Highlights in Social Work 31.
Confusion on the part of a client need not be a barrier to participation: many activities can be adapted to be failure free if someone who suffers from severe confusion is involved. Inclusion in even the simplest tasks will give clients a meaningful role and even something as mundane as drying cutlery with a tea towel can be a pleasurable experience for them in the company of a skilled care worker. Such an interaction will give clients a sense of companionship. It will also be an opportunity to practise social and communication skills.
10 OBSERVATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS To get a feel for what a history can do, try this observations and assumptions exercise. · Get together with one of your work colleagues whom you do not know very well. · Have a chat about work-related issues such as any current problems or issues around how to improve the quality of care. · Do not talk about each other or personal issues. Chat for about ten minutes. · After chatting sit back to back and try to answer the following questions about them: ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° Are they wearing any jewellery?