Nursing Times website
The author says herself, modestly, that many of the ideas will be familiar to many readers, but I believe they will never before have seen them laid out with such clarity, in such an orderly way and with such attention to the detail and the everyday reality of running a service.
She looks at the barriers, examines how to empower and support, focuses on learning, communication, challenges, and achieving your vision as a leader. This is a includes many thoughtful insights and much useful advice.
from the Foreword by Professor Murna Downs, Chair in Dementia Studies and Head of Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford
This book provides a timely and grounded overview of the key skills required of leaders and how these skills can be acquired and enhanced. I have no doubt that Leadership for Person-centred Dementia Care will become one of the cornerstones guiding our movement to ensure that people live well with dementia.
Sue Heiser, Retired Head of Residential Services, London Borough of Camden
Developing leaders who can combine passion with the skills to influence, encourage, direct, keep in line, win over and inspire their fellow workers to really give their best in this complex field is vital in dementia care services. Buz Loveday's thoughtful guide will be a real asset to all aspiring leaders.
Farah Afshari, Director, Care and Support Shop Limited
Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care is not just another book on dementia care. It is an invaluable tool for successfully challenging negative norms and practices, making our journey in planning and delivering excellence in dementia care purposeful, rewarding and focused on the person who places trust in our care.
Selina Twum, Senior Practitioner, London Borough of Newham
This book provides clear guidance for those working with people with dementia. It provides practical advice both to leaders and non-leaders on how to work towards person-centred dementia care. This book will be invaluable to all those within the care profession as well as social workers and those on social work training.
The Journal of Dementia Care
Leadership for person-centred dementia care, is relevant to all in a leadership role (formal or informal) in a dementia care service... It covers the key goals for person-centred dementia care, and the type of leadership approach most likely to bring them to fruition; common barriers to person-centred dementia care, and how leaders can identify and combat them; how to nurture, support and empower staff; how to maximise the effectiveness of verbal and written communications; and how as a leader to respond to challenging situations and risk. The book has a practical focus and includes many case examples.