All care homes are special – but some are more special than others
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 Tomâ€™s before writing it.
Kitwood was a pioneer and an inspiring man, in print and in pers