Angelika has completed a practical toolkit for carers based on her research visit to Japan
Why Japan? Japan has the highest proportion of people living beyond a hundred years of age. Consequently it is a society facing up to their needs for social stimulation and adapting to the loss of cognitive skills. Japan has much to teach the world.
Angelika went to Japan to embark on a research project into Japanese dementia care and has produced a practical toolkit for UK carers.
Aim of the Toolkit: Firstly, the aim is to provide practical pointers which could enhance the understanding of a person-centred approach to dementia care and establish a more mutual care relationship. Secondly, to highlight examples of good dementia care practice, which not only depends on providing social interaction and physical care but also the design of the built environment.
What next: Angelika can offer talks, presentations and training based on the toolkit.
What people said about the toolkit and training:
“The toolkit is a useful guide and checklist for anyone working with people with dementia in any setting. It demonstrates the expertise the autor has seen in Japan and working with people with dementia and their carers. The guide is packed with useful tips that do not require many resources” Older People Joint Commissioning Manager.
“I found the session very informative and well prepared. I totally loved your presentation about Japan, I left feeling really positive” IMHA Advocate in Somerset.
“Hearing about dementia homes from different cultures opened my eyes to new possibilities” Domestic Assistant.
The training session helped me “understand ways of dealing with dementia through activities” Senior Care Worker.
Paper hard copies and CD’s of the toolkit are also available, free of charge for a limited time. To request copies or book training please contact Angelika by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This research project is part funded by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation www.gbsf.org.uk and supported by Advocacy for Older People in Greenwich www.afop.org.uk
We deliver individually tailored training programmes, for Professionals, Carers and Advocates who work or care for people with dementia. Our training programmes include, Dementia awareness, Reminiscence, Communication skills and Lifestory work
user47720 20th December 2015