One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
This Insight looks at reminiscence therapy and life story work for those with dementia.
Resource for those working with dementia in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings. It contains lots of practical tips, tools and activities in each of the sections that will help with daily work. Each section has been written by a national dementia expert so the information and guidance is up to date and reflects what is known about best practices in dementia care.
A free, downloadable e-journal, containing research information, web links, news stories, resources and updates to the Dementia Centre's library. Each issue tackles a different hot topic relating to dementia care.
Report that considers, albeit briefly, how or whether the Big Society can deliver care for older people with dementia, given the enormous strain that dementia is placing on traditionally designed public services.
Report from a half-day seminar on 7 February 2012, organised by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), ARUP and the Thomas Pocklington Trust.
This paper explores the views and experiences of people living with dementia. It is based on discussions with members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) over the past ten years.
Resource containing videos on the subject of dementia, including best practice, staff training, support for older people and the importance of dementia research.
The Dementia Services Development Centre is recognised as a model for converting world-leading dementia research into everyday good practice in caring for people with dementia.
Film that illustrates the steps involved in supporting a person with dementia to die well, through the experience of Mairead Smart and her family. It is crucial to recognise when a person with dementia enters the final weeks and days of their life and to respond with support that avoids unnecessary interventions and reflects the wishes of the individual and their family.
Statistics publication from Alzheimer's Scotland on the number of people with dementia in Scotland.
Multimedia resource that will further understanding of views of dementia in the media; facts and common misconceptions about dementia; and common symptoms, clinical terminology and causes of symptoms.