Support and care for people with dementia at home: A guide for homecare workers

This book gives specialist knowledge on the different aspects of providing dementia care in someone's own home.

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Homecare workers provide a vital role in helping people with dementia to remain as independent as possible, and can enable them to stay in familiar surroundings with family and carers.

This accessible, easy-to-use book has clear concise chapters covering specific areas of care at home. It provides advice, practical tips and strategies on supporting someone with dementia with everyday living and how this can contribute to their well-being.

It also gives valuable guidance on safeguarding, record-keeping and maintaining personal physical and emotional well-being. In total, the booklet covers the following areas:

  • Introduction
  • Your role
  • What is dementia?
  • Understanding the person with dementia
  • Communication
  • Washing and using the toilet
  • Getting dressed
  • Eating and drinking
  • Money and shopping
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Safeguarding people with dementia
  • Recognising pain
  • Relationships with the person's family
  • Record keeping and moving to a new care setting
  • Looking after yourself

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