1. lindac57

    lindac57 Registered User

    Sep 26, 2009
    1
    norfolk uk
    i started working in dementia care this year it is new to me although i have worked in care for years i want a better understanding that will help me to help the people i care for emotionally and physically and their families .
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Welcome to TP.

    It is always good when someone wants to go the extra mile, especially when it is related to dementia care.

    Hope that TP will prove to be useful for you. Thank you.
     
  3. Dgirl

    Dgirl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2007
    16
    Dublin, Ireland
    You could try reading the book Contented Dementia by Oliver James. It explains how people with dementia remember things and tips and tricks for combating aggitation. I think its a great book and could be very useful for families and carers especially if the ideas are adopted as early as possible. Unfortunately its a bit late for my mum but some of the tips still work some of the time.
     
  4. VickyH

    VickyH Registered User

    Jun 25, 2009
    123
    Leeds
    You've come to the right place if you want to get a better understanding of this disease! 10 minutes every now and again reading through some of the post shold help you no end! I have found this site to be fantastic!

    Its really nice that you are wanting to go that extra mile to help out x x
     
  5. Helen33

    Helen33 Registered User

    Jul 20, 2008
    14,697
    Hello Linda

    Personally I think it is essential that people working with dementia have the best possible training and I believe that spending a good amount of time reading Talking Point would aid in the ability to understand a lot more a lot quicker. It would take an enormous amount of time to listen to this wide a range of people and situations out there in the world.

    I believe that it should be a standard part of training to read (rather than post). It could eventually lead to a country that has many places of excellence:)

    Wishing you well and hoping that you will recommend your colleagues follow suit.

    Love and very best wishes
     

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