Personalisation and Dementia: A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Personalisation and Dementia: A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

By: Gill Bailey (author), Helen Sanderson (author), Martin Routledge (contributor)Paperback

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Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control over decisions affecting them, and be supported to be part of their communities. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices. The authors clearly explain personalisation and current person-centred thinking and practice, providing many vivid examples of how it has been achieved in community as well as residential care settings. They guide the reader through using a range of person-centred practices. Strategies for ensuring a good match between the person with dementia and the staff and volunteers supporting them are also described. In the final chapter, the reader is introduced to Progress for Providers, a photocopiable tool for tracking progress in delivering appropriate personalised support for people with dementia living in care homes. This is essential reading for dementia care practitioners and managers, as well as social and health care workers, community workers and students.

About Author

Helen Sanderson is CEO of Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA) and Director Emeritus of the International Community for Person-Centred Practices. She has been closely involved in the development of person-centred thinking and planning in the UK over the last fifteen years. She is the author of A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation and Creating Person-Centred Organisations, both published by JKP. HSA's partnership with Borough Care Ltd and Stockport Council were runners up in the National Dementia Awards 2012 in the innovation category. Gill Bailey trained initially as a nurse and has worked with a range of providers and commissioning units across adult health and social care for over twenty-five years, and in the last ten years this has focussed on supporting people living with dementia. She is a Dementia Care Mapper, has a diploma in Dementia Studies and is studying for a master's degree in this area. She is currently working with providers to introduce Individual Service funds in residential and homecare services for people living with dementia.


Foreword by Jeremy Hughes. Introduction. 1. About this Book - and Arthur. 2. Personalisation and People Living with Dementia with Martin Routledge, Head of Operations, In Control, UK 3. Knowing the Person - One-Page Profiles. 4. Choice and Control in Practice. 5. Matching Staff and Clarifying Responsibilities. 6. Acting on What is Working and Not Working. 7. Further Reflection, Learning and Action. 8. Past and Future - Life Stories and Future Wishes. 9. Being Part of the Community. 10. Putting it All Together - John's Story. 11. Getting Started and Progress for Providers. Appendix: Progress for Providers: Checking Your Progress in Delivering Personalised Support for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes. References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849053792
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781849053792
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 1849053790

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