Report that highlights how good housing and related services can impact positively on the lives of people with dementia, from delaying more intensive forms of care to preventing admission and readmission to hospital. Case studies from housing associations and home improvement agencies show how appropriate housing can:
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.
This guide provides practical advice and information on how to weigh-up information and options for action when faced with situations in which major decisions need to be made. This guide was informed by a study of over 100 carers with proxy decision-making powers, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
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.
Report that provides new evidence on the key issues affecting people with dementia living in care homes. The report summarises evidence from surveys of family members, care home staff and people with dementia about their views on care in care homes.
Book that explores how telecare can contribute to the support, protection, and quality of life of people with dementia. It also considers the importance of telecare in providing support and reassurance to carers.
It is written for assessors, care and support staff and their managers, telecare service managers and development staff.
Documents East Dunbartonshire's Dementia Clinic Advisory Service, which is built on a model of co-production and choice for people with dementia.
It is a service co-designed and delivered by a network of third sector providers. The service delivery model is already helping to reshape services and reduce pressure on frontline council services and budgets.
Approaches to making personal budgets work well for older people (including people with dementia) emerged as a high priority and TLAP has committed to do more work in this area.
This report is a first stage. It draws on two key surveys:
1. The ADASS personalisation survey (2012)
2. The TLAP National Personal Budgets Survey (2011) and a review of relevant literature.
This is a short introduction to using information and communication technology (ICT) in activities for people with dementia. It is aimed at managers and staff in the care sector, and those who organise activities for people with dementia. It's a plain language guide about using mainstream technologies - you don't need to be technically minded.
A growing number of people with dementia in the UK are becoming actively involved in groups to try to influence services and policies affecting people with dementia. The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) was a one-year investigation aiming to highlight groups and projects involving people with dementia. The report offers specific ways forward for organisations wishing to engage with people with dementia. Resource published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2012. Summary and full report available.