This workbook builds upon the person-centred approach to dementia care, and gives students, practitioners and carers a new way of looking at dementia and the people who live with it. The authors reflect upon the reality of working within dementia care and the importance of working positively with others to achieve the best care possible. The workbook is full of exercises and activities to try, all designed to help you engage and connect with the person with dementia, empowering both them and their families/carers. The key topics explored by the workbook include: understanding how it feels to live with dementia; recognizing the issues and feelings involved for family carers or healthcare professionals when caring for individuals with dementia; and, questioning your own care approach and attitudes to encourage more compassionate person-centred care. Throughout the workbook, vignettes featuring two fictional characters living with dementia, provide examples of good and realistic practice and encourage you to examine your own practice and explore ways in which the care you give can be enhanced.
"The Dementia Care Workbook" is a valuable companion and learning tool for all those working with people with dementia.
About the authors: Gary Morris is a mental health lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK. He teaches on the mental health nursing programme managing modules in dementia care and mental health issues and the media. Jack Morris is a retired mental health lecturer from the University of Leeds UK. He has had educational commitments, clinical support, and an involvement in the auditing of dementia care services.