All care homes are special – but some are more special than others


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By JOHN BURTON, E: jb@johnbbrixton.demon.co.uk, www.standardsforpractice.co.uk

In recent years progress in care practice and management has been led by research into and the development of care for people with dementia. Just after I had completed writing my second book (Managing Residential Care, Routledge 1998), I was privileged to meet and hear a talk by Tom Kitwood who was speaking about his most recently published book, Dementia Reconsidered (Open University Press 1997). My own book would have been (even!) better had I read Tom’s before writing it.

Kitwood was a pioneer and an inspiring man, in print and in pers





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