Tag: Community care
Amy Semple and Heather Edwards report on Music Mirrors, which offers a low cost, digitally portable reminiscence resource for gathering musical memories in one place
Vol 25 No 4 Page 14
Staff at Home Close residential care home in Fulbourn near Cambridge are helping residents and local community members to stay physically strong in an effort to stop them coming to harm through falls.
Every Thursday morning for nearly two years, the home has hosted ‘Falls Prevention’ classes which are open to members of the community as well as the home’s residents.
Led by a local physiotherapist and exercise leader, the classes guide attendees through a series of exercises that help provide strength and conditioning to reduce the chance of them being likely to fall. The session involves seated and standing exercises to strengthen muscles that are known to weaken with old age.
81-year old Shirley French, who lives in the village, has been attending the classes regularly with her husband Don and speaks enthusiastically about the effects they have had on her.
“The classes … Read More »
Shame is a significant but under-acknowledged emotion in care work, says Miryam Clough – it warrants investigation and understanding if we are to improve the quality ofcare for people with dementia
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 32-33
The Mental Capacity Act can have a major impact on people with dementia and their carers, but how much do they know about it? Sam Cox discusses the findings of two surveys
Vol 24 No 2 Page 21
A project to mobilise businesses, organisations, voluntary groups and individuals to help improve the lives of people with dementia living in local care homes across Yorkshire and East Lancashire has received more than £100,000 from a brand new three-year support programme launched by NHS England, “Health As A Social Movement”.
The pilot project aims to develop the way existing home-grown skills and support across communities can be harnessed to improve dementia care. It forms an extra dimension to the work being carried out by the Airedale and Partners vanguard. The area was selected by NHS England last summer to research new ways of working to transform the care, and end-of-life care, for more than 7,600 residents in 248 residential and nursing homes.
The Airedale and Partners vanguard – which pools the expertise of the NHS, local authorities, care homes, technology experts, the … Read More »
Positive care cultures are key to ensuring effective safeguarding in care organisations, say Lynne Phair and Hazel Heath. In the second of three articles, they explore the links between organisational culture and abuse
Vol 24 No 1 Page 30 – 31
‘Doing’ person-centred care never works and a greater focus is needed on ‘being’ person-centred, says David Sheard. He argues that the ‘S Factor’ is the missing ingredient in care
Vol 24 No 1 Page 22 – 25
How can we ensure that people living with dementia are better understood and more supported in society? Philly Hare reflects on the achievements of ‘Dementia without Walls, a programme with people with dementia at its heart’
Vol 24 No 1 Page 16 – 19
Poppy Lodge manager Jo-Anne Wilson reflects on ‘time travel’ and her experience of taking part in Channel 4’s Dementiaville series
Vol 23, No 5, Pages 10-11
Sophie Leatherland and Alli Anthony report on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Connecting Communities project to increase dementia awareness within Black and minority ethnic communities in London boroughs, with a special emphasis on celebrating volunteers
Vol 23, No 4, Pages 14-15