Publication:

Devising a dementia toolkit for effective communication (2012)

Author(s): Young TJ

  • : Devising a dementia toolkit for effective communication

Abstract: This article outlines research findings about current communicative practice, both good and bad, in the care of people with dementia. This includes research lead by myself, Chris Manthorp, a care specialist, and David Howells, an old-age psychiatrist, which identifies reasons why communication is not influencing care practice as much as it should. The research details the development of a communications toolkit for people with dementia, which has been developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society and a spectrum of health and care professionals and, crucially, people with dementia. The toolkit aims to link best evidence-based theory with best practice.

  • Short Title: Devising a dementia toolkit for effective communication
  • Date: 01-02-2012
  • Journal: Nursing and Residential Care
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 149-151
  • Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
  • Publication type: Article
  • Bibliographic status: Published

    Keywords: person centredness empowerment optimising care practice

    Staff

    Dr Tony Young
    Senior Lecturer in Language & Communication