A collection of resources which bring together information to help those working and caring for people living with dementia. The contents covers six main themes: Signs of dementia; After diagnosis of dementia; Living with dementia; Supporting people with dementia; Carers of people with dementia; and Advanced dementia and end of life care. Sections offer practical tips, learning activities, links to videos and additional resources. The site also contains an A-Z of terminology and links to the Open Dementia e-learning Programme.
Leisure activities resources and services
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Involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. Written in association with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), this resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started.
Part of Dementia
Supporting a person who has dementia to remain active and still feel involved in life can be the key to maintaining quality of life even into the later stages of the illness. This is not just the job of an activity organiser or an entertainer, it is also part of every person’s role, whether you are a friend or relative, a home or day care worker, a nurse, a care assistant, a manager or a domestic worker.
This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.
Part of Personalisation
This film for health and social care commissioners and staff, personal assistants and people who use services, introduces Stephen Page, a man with MS. Having a personal budget has enabled Stephen to continue to attend events which help him to lead his chosen life and preserve his personal identity.
This film for commissioners of services for disabled children and young people focuses on an innovative approach to widening access to leisure services and equipment. The film examines how universal services can be effectively upgraded to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people.
Briefing produced with the UK Sustainable Development Commission and the Improvement and Development Agency. The Sustainable Social Care Programme encourages commissioners of adult social care to promote sustainable development.
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