Dementia

Big4 Medical Journals

Some Books in the library

  1. ABC of dementia
  2. Dementia care at a glance
  3. Dementia care in nursing
  4. Essentials of dementia everything you really need to know for working in dementia care
  5. Person-centred dementia care: making services better with the VIPS framework
  6. Management of dementia

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Latest News about Dementia

Simple low-cost video technology allowed residents in different care homes to enjoy taking part in virtual quizzes. Staff support was needed but new research found that the sessions were feasible and low-cost. This is the first study to trial connecting care homes virtually via quiz sessions. Interviews revealed that residents felt more connected with each other, and with other care homes. They re-gained a sense of self and purpose and felt less lonely. Care home staff were eager to continue with the sessions, but they outlined barriers such as lack of staff support or time. Unlike previous research into virtual socialising, this study included residents with dementia. It found that they benefited and remembered faces and conversations.
Z-drugs may increase fracture risk in people with dementia, but future research is needed to confirm these findings and to explore sleep management strategies for people with dementia.
People living with dementia in the community typically rely on unpaid care from friends and family members, combined with some paid care. This helps them remain in their own homes. Researchers wanted to find out how the first nationwide COVID-19 lockdown affected unpaid carers, and how they made decisions about accessing paid care.
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This quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the pandemic.
This is a quick guide for carers in care homes supporting residents living with dementia during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It discusses four clinical situations that may help to illustrate some challenges. These include: Understanding signs of COVID-19 Helping residents with confusion Managing behavioural challenges Supporting residents with end-of-life care.
There are increased concerns that, during this time, people may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect. This quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the pandemic.
Expert commentary is provided on a UK study that found the WHELD programme, which supports care home staff to deliver patient-centred interventions for residents with dementia and reduce reliance on antipsychotics, was effective and cost less to deliver than usual care.
This report suggests that there needs to be a transformation of organisational and ward cultures that supports person-centred care and values the status of dementia care.
This quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the pandemic.

Useful Links

Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia from BMJ

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Dementia Gateway

Gov.Uk : Dementia

Fab NHS Stuff – dementia

National Elf Service – The Mental Elf , Dementia

Dementia Evidence Toolkit

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