Grandparents as Kinship Carers
This film highlights the role of grandparents as kinship carers.
Despite much emphasis on the potential of assistive technologies of many varieties to deliver cost effective ways of supporting people with dementia, and clear indications of this potential, rigorous cost-effectiveness studies of these technologies for this group remain largely absent. The review includes consideration of the indicative evidence. Bowes A, Dawson A and Greasley-Adams C… Read more »
The Hair and Care project was a 28-month ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded ethnographic research project. The study sought to explore the role of appearance-related care and support in dementia care settings.
This paper considers approaches to investigating appearance and the work invested in maintaining it within dementia care. Ward, R. and Campbell, S. (2013). Mixing methods to explore appearance in dementia care. Dementia. Sage. 12(3) 337–347
Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »
If your GP or specialist has told you that you have dementia, then this is the booklet for you. You may also find this booklet helpful if you are a family member or a friend of a person who has been told they have dementia. The booklet was published by NHS Health Scotland (2014).
Coping with dementia: Caring for someone with the mid to late stages of dementia (published by NHS Health Scotland, 2014) has been designed and informed by carers of people with dementia. They have suggested that you may want to dip in and out of this information, rather than reading it all at once. There are… Read more »