Dementia, Wendy Moyle, Professor and Deputy Director, RCCCPI
This title of this DVD sounded promising and, as I was expecting, the DVD contains a competent and clear training package suitable for staff of all levels and families of people with dementia living in care homes. The 30-minute DVD aims to help staff and families to understand how to form partnerships in care and to work together to benefit all parties. The content clearly demonstrates the benefits of care partnerships to families, staff and people with dementia... The strengths of the DVD include the involvement of "real staff and family" and the apparent real life scenarios and non-scripted situations. However, the real strength is the booklet that accompanies the DVD. The booklet outlines how to use the DVD within a group situation, the role of the group facilitator and provides two exercises for each session that can be used by staff or family separately, or in groups. If you are looking for a staff training resource that provides practical information and exercises I strongly recommend this DVD.
Ageing and Society
Both the book and the film with its training package are valuable spurs to care homes to review their politics and implement enlightened change.