Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing by Danny Walsh

By Danny Walsh

This obtainable, interactive source e-book encourages front-line employees operating with dementia victims in nursing and home settings to envision their operating perform and alter it to the place applicable to satisfy top perform guidance. jam-packed with photocopiable education routines, dialogue issues and inquiries to recommended care staff to mirror on their type of paintings, this useful education handbook additionally offers a framework for care paintings in response to statutory necessities and nationwide education criteria. it may be used as a self-training consultant through carers, who can paintings via it at their very own velocity or less than the supervision of a colleague, or through running shoes operating based classes on reliable perform in dementia care. it's also compatible as a brief reference in day-by-day perform. This finished source will offer important counsel 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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Carers must be creative and identify opportunities for including clients. Most care homes, for example, have a newspaper delivered, but this could so easily be changed to a client taking a daily stroll with a care worker to the newsagent to buy it. This gives the client a useful role, some 60 ACTIVITY exercise and fresh air. The important thing is that they are still needed, still a part of normal life. Alongside such ‘normal’ activity remains the need to organise activity sessions which should break up the day.

Pace – It is important not to rush, so speak slowly to allow people time to understand. Having said something, pause a while to give them time to make sense of what you have said and give them time to find the right words to respond. Check for understanding and if they look puzzled repeat what you said. · Tone – Try to speak clearly and calmly without any signs of agitation or frustration. Sufferers will recognise the anger behind a raised voice. 39 DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING MANUAL · Quantity/time – Another important point is not to give several messages one after the other.

Most older people remain sexually active. 3. False. Only women in the over-75 age range are more likely to live alone and this is largely because men tend to die at a younger age. 4. False. This is a common stereotype. Older people have to adapt to many changes and many younger people are set in their ways. 5. False. There is as much variation amongst the older generation as there is in other generations. 6. False. Most are actively engaged or have good social networks. 7. False. Even with the decline of the extended family and greater social mobility most older adults are still visited by relatives who live close by.

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