Working effectively with people living with dementia and their families
Social care professionals and family members can express concerns around connecting, engaging, living and working with people with dementia. In particular, professionals working in adult social care have an important role in ensuring that people living with dementia and their families receive good support.
To support Dementia Action Week, Research in Practice for Adults has released an open access blog and webinar recordings, as well as bringing together learning resources to support work in this area. The resources aim to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the needs of people living with dementia and their families.
Working effectively with people living with dementia and their families: Recorded Webinar (open access until 31 May)
Providing an overview of dementia and drawing on strengths based approaches, this series of clips provide practical examples of how practitioners can work positively with people affected by dementia. They aim to build the confidence of practitioners in meeting the needs of people living with dementia and their families.
Designed for: Practitioners working in adult social care.
'We are moving away from the traditional focus of working separately with a carer and person living with dementia, with their unique set of problems all in splendid isolation of each other.'
In our blog for Dementia Action Week, Damian Murphy emphasises the rights, the voice and lived experience of people living with dementia.
Related Research in Practice for Adults resources
Publications and online resources
- Developing strengths-based working: Strategic Briefing
- Embedding strengths-based practice: Frontline Briefing
- Enablement in dementia: Key Issue
- Enablement in dementia: Practice Tool
- Involving and engaging people with dementia: Practice Tool
- Maximising independence for people with dementia: Strategic Briefing
- Supporting confident social work practice with people living with dementia: Learning Resources (open access)
- Risk enablement: Frontline Briefing and Chart
- Strengths-based conversations: An introduction (open access)
- Strengths-based conversations: Skills for effective communication (open access)
- Strengths-based conversations: Supporting good practice (open access)