SCIE launches Dementia Gateway
A new set of internet-based resources has been created to support people with dementia, their carers and staff working in dementia services.
Developed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the materials aim to increase good practice in care homes and within domiciliary care and in turn improve the lives of people living with dementia.
‘It’s everything that you need to know about dementia for staff, managers, carers, commissioners and people with dementia,’ says SCIE’s director of adult services David Walden.
‘These resources address the many different facets of dementia; the different types of the disease, myths about the condition and people’s experiences of dementia,’ said Mr Walden. ‘This is another example of SCIE developing a range of resources, in accessible formats, for frontline staff and others.’
Many people have been involved in developing these resources, from key organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society, along with input of care staff, ca