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QCS Dementia Centre – Deliver Outstanding Dementia Care

With our Dementia Centre, you have all you need to deliver and evidence better dementia care for your Service Users.

Whether stand-alone or as part of your QCS compliance subscription, the Dementia Centre is a resource hub of evidence-based tools and content offering guidance on HOW to deliver great dementia care and for evidencing excellence through visible staff actions and impact on service user wellbeing.

The QCS Dementia Centre

  • Dementia Dashboard

    Find everything you need for outstanding care in one central location.

  • Library

    Access a treasure chest rich with resources, sharing best practices with you and your team.

  • Team Resources

    Grant access to your system to as many staff as you like, then manage their status and view when they last logged in and what they are looking at.

  • PAL Instrument

    Direct access to the Pool Activity Instrument - assess the strengths of everyone rather than their limitations.

  • Best Practice

    Access tools, videos, templates and guides and share with your team so they can deliver and evidence better dementia care.

Everything you'll need is included in the Pack! All the policies, tools & procedures, all in one place.

  • Communication Skills for Effective Dementia Care

    Dancing with Dementia

    Dementia Friendly Communities

    Dementia Reconsidered, Revisited

    Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity

    Dementia, Law and Ethics

    Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

    Doll Therapy in Dementia Care

    Essentials of Dementia

    Intellectual Disability and Dementia

    Making a Difference with Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

    Namaste Care for People Living with Advanced Dementia

    Person-Centred Dementia Care - The VIPS Framework

    Reducing the Symptoms of Dementia

    The Memory Activity Book

    The Memory Handbook

    The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument

    Using Technology in Dementia Care

    Young Onset Dementia

    Exploratory Activity Level Guide

    Planned Activity Level Guide

    Reflex Activity Level Guide

    Sensory Activity Level Guide

    Pool Activity Level (PAL) Checklist

    Continence Care

    Having a Wash

    Engaging in Activities

    Getting Dressed

    Oral Hygiene

    Supporting Dining

    Supporting Drinking

    Using Mobility Aids

    Walking About

It's easy to get started, buy now and you'll have immediate access today!

  • Annual Plan One full payment
  • £595
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* All prices exclusive of VAT

  1. Updated, digital version of the PAL instrument

    A digital version of this validated assessment and care planning support tool to support individualised care and activity for individuals at all levels of dementia. Includes the PAL Life History Profile: case study example of the completed PAL assessments and, webinars for in-house learning in using the PAL Instrument.

  2. PAL Engagement Measure

    This valuable tool helps measure the observed level of engagement in activities for people with dementia. By recording aspects of engagement in four areas: cognitive, physical, emotional and social, carers can identify where they should focus their efforts to help the person with dementia improve their engagement. The tool objectively identifies the level of service the individual needs and monitors the impact of your activity provision, while promoting meaningful engagement.

  3. Purposeful Practice Guides and Competency Reflection Tool

    A set of guides to support in-house action-based learning in providing support to service users living with dementia in 9 activities of daily living. Each guide provides a focus for the team member to learn how to deliver effective person-centred care. A staff Competency Tool is also included for line managers to support team members in their purposeful practice and to provide evidence of practical skills development in dementia care.

  4. MCA Assessment

    Mental Capacity Assessment examples are provided for four main needs experienced by service users and those who support them: Unsafe leaving; Addressing the risk of falling; Taking medication and, Intimate relationships. These examples support good practice in mental capacity assessment.

  5. Evidencing Excellence

    Evidence how your staff training has turned into skilled competency and also demonstrate the impact on service users, using the range of tools with built-in evidence measures.

  6. How Do I Guides

    A series of learning tools to support care staff with difficult situations when providing dementia care.

  7. Online customisation

    Allows you to create customised guidance for each of your service users.

  8. QCS Dementia Compliance Index

    Bringing together dementia best practice with all the relevant regulatory needs. This provides links to the relevant QCS Policies that are supported by using the Dementia Centre resources.

  9. Books, films and research resources

    A library of dementia relevant learning resources for in-house continuing professional development. The research articles include discussion points for a Journal Club style of learning.

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