The NHS Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Folder was developed initially in 2010, to support staff in the effective delivery of dementia care. It provides an easy to read resource covering most aspects of dementia care, looking at the care given in acute general hospitals in particular. There are plans for this resource pack to be updated in 2012 to reflect evolving knowledge and trends related to the care of people with dementia admitted to hospitals.
The contents of this resource (in .pdf format) comprise sections on:
Dementia and Delirium.
Communication and the Environment.
- Communication and dementia.
- Helping the person to orientate.
- Encouraging rapport and a relationship with the person.
- The physical environment.
- Sensory needs.
- Exploring behaviours that you find difficult to manage.
- Managing repetitive questioning.
- Asking for ‘Mother’.
- Searching and Hoarding.
Assessment and Care.
- Nutritional needs of people with dementia.
- People with dementia have difficulty in quantifying their pain.
- Involve the person’s caregiver.
- Understand that the person is worthy of the same standards, dignity and care as others and should be recognised as a unique and valued individual.
- The lived experience of dementia for the person.
- Preparing for admission.
- Prior To Admission.
- Moves in Hospital: Getting it right for people with dementia.
Useful contacts and Resources.
- Appendix 1: Personal Profile.
- Appendix 2: Guideline for the management of delirium.
- Appendix 3: DOLOPLUS-2 Scale.
- Appendix 4: DOLOPLUS-2 Scale: LEXICON.
- Appendix 5: Management of patients with dementia. Quick Reference Guide.
NHS Education for Scotland (2010). Dementia Resource Folder. Lanarkshire: NHS Education for Scotland, April 2010.