This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, is for anyone who has become, or thinks they may become a carer for someone with dementia. This booklet explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where to get practical and emotional support, offers advice on how to plan for the future, and provides some tips on caring for people with dementia. Importantly, it also suggests some ways carers can look after themselves while they are caring. And finally, it recommends sources of further information and help.
This online guide contains evidence-based examples of good practice and is intended to support universities and colleges to engage effectively with people who use services and carers in their social work and social care training.
Edition of the "All in the mind" series devoted to the subject of dementia. Professor Julie Williams talks about her pioneering work in genetics, and Simon Lovestone talks about the search for a biomarker in blood. The quality of dementia care in the UK is also discussed.
Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.
This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The unit looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.
Report explaining and proposing the concept of "citizen leadership" as a means of empowering service users and carers through enabling them to directly influence and shape the development and implementation of the Changing Lives agenda.
This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents George Palattiyil talking about health inequality and HIV/AIDs family carers in Kerala, India.
This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit looks at the demands that care relationships place on people, how individuals might experience care, and the difficulty of identifying carers when there is interdependence in the relationship.
This report and its companion entitled Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Induced or Fabricated by Carers with Parenting Responsibilities, by the Department of Health, is essential reading for all paediatricians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the field of child protection. The Department of Health document sets out policy and guidelines for all professionals, whereas this document discusses clinical issues in more detail and provides practical advice for paediatricians.
Reports presenting a comprehensive global prevalence study of dementia and examining levels of mortality, disability, strain on carers and dependency. Also considers examples of good national dementia plans and provides information on health service responses. It includes recommendations for a global framework for action on dementia.