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Devising a dementia toolkit for effective communication

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Tony Young


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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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Young TJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nursing and Residential Care

Year: 2012

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 149-151

Print publication date: 01/02/2012

ISSN (print): 1465-9301

Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.