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Dementia Care: Life Story Work

March 21, 2014
Building blocks of a programme approach to therapeutic care design Working with the person not the disease is the holy grail of dementia care, working with families both now and…
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Dementia Care: Life History & Life Story

March 14, 2014
The first building block for good care for those living with a dementia is to know their story, preserve it and when the time arises, use this privileged knowledge to…
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Dementia Care: Providing ‘Good’ Dementia Care

March 7, 2014
Fundamental elements – basic tools Clearly there are a number of elements that are essentials for the provision of good, person centred dementia care. When we refer to ‘good’ we…
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Dementia Care: The Stigma of Dementia

February 28, 2014
Doing with, not to While it may be a largely accurate statement to say that as most of the major dementias progress in both terms of time and severity the…
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Dementia Care: The Toxic Nature of Malignant Care

February 20, 2014
In our last blog we looked at many of the positive qualities that have been identified in carers that enhance wellbeing and lead to the conditions for good, positive, affirming…
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Dementia Care: The Caregiver Role in ‘Wellbeing’

February 12, 2014
This week we discuss how it is you, the caregiver, and the qualities you bring to the caregiving relationship, that define the ‘outcomes’ when we deliver care for someone living…
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Care Homes – Great Places to Live?

February 7, 2014
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has long been the standard bearer for evidence based best practice guidance for the National Health Service (NHS). Last year it…
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