Social Care TV films about dementia
These short films manage to convey so much in just a few minutes – often by focusing on the real stories of one or two people, and drawing out lessons from these experiences. Social Care TV has now developed an extensive range of films on dementia in particular: see this list below. Films from the Mental Capacity Act series may also be of interest.
In this film for health and care staff, people who use services and their families, we find out what it might feel like to live with dementia. Viewers will experience a little of what it is like to find yourself in a world that seems familiar and yet doesn't always make sense.
This dementia training film for health and care staff highlights the importance of finding out if a person with dementia has hearing loss, sight loss or both in order to provide person-centred care.
This film for health and care staff, people who use services and their families, introduces four people with dementia who are able to share their insights and experiences of living with advancing dementia.
This film for health and care staff and managers highlights the importance of getting to know the person with dementia. Learning about their memories and experiences, understanding the person's history and their likes and dislikes. It won its category (Best factual new media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013.
This film for carers, people with dementia, social workers and care staff shows how simple changes to create a more dementia-friendly home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional wellbeing and independence.
This film for care staff, managers and local authorities illustrates how simple changes to create a more dementia-friendly care home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional wellbeing and independence.
This film for health and care staff, managers, people with dementia and those who know them, is about the importance of getting to know the person with dementia, learning about their memories and experience, understanding their history and their likes and dislikes.
In this video, we hear in plain English the science and physiology of dementia and differentiate between the types of dementia. We learn how it affects the brain, which then affects behaviours. Use the video to make the case for ensuring biomedical research continues into the causes and treatment of dementia.
Training film for carers and care staff about Janet, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 58. Her partner Jim illustrates the effects of a very rapid deterioration, plus the need for skilled, experienced support for carers in this case provided by an Admiral Nurse.
This film for social care commissioners, voluntary organisations and carers highlights how they all have a role to play in enabling the person with dementia to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of others.
This video for dementia health and care managers and staff shows two people who were diagnosed with dementia in their 50s. They are both supported by the Forget Me Not Centre, which provides counselling and support to younger people with dementia and takes a reablement approach.
Use this video to convince people of the value of high quality care homes for people with dementia. It can be used for training to help improve practices in any setting. It highlights the key areas of improving quality of life for someone with dementia and it shows what good care looks like, which can be comforting.
In this video for GPs and care home and domiciliary care staff, see how John and his wife cope with the challenges raised by his diagnosis of dementia. Their account reinforces the need for the diagnosis to be handled sensitively by doctors, but also how an early diagnosis can bring positive effects.
This video explains the key principles of the MCA and how they work in practice. It looks at how the MCA supports everyone to plan for their future, for when they may have impaired capacity.
The film looks at the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), and how these can be applied to the care planning process.
This video for health and care professionals looks at how the 2014 Supreme Court judgment on deprivation of liberty affects people working in the area of mental capacity. It looks in detail at two real-life case studies.
This film looks at how the Supreme Court judgement affects people's working lives in practice, by looking in detail at two real-life case studies.
A social care training video for care staff on the theme of mental capacity. Roger is a man with learning disabilities living in a supported living service. An assessment of his mental capacity to make different financial decisions is being undertaken by a social worker.
A short film depicting scenes in a domestic setting between an older man and his domiciliary care worker. The film introduces the principles of the Mental Capacity Act in relation to a financial decision.
The video shows the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) which includes communicating with the person who lacks capacity, consulting others and writing a report. It also shows why carers must be involved in best interests decisions. This drama is set in a care home for older people.
Short training video drama for care staff in a residential school depicting scenes between a young man with severe learning disabilities, and his key worker and social worker. It introduces the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and emphasises the importance of consultation in best interests' decision-making.