Tag Archives: Empathy Training

SCIE’s Video Simulation of the Dementia Experience (SCIE)

Summary A new film is available online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) via SCIE’s Dementia Gateway. It offers an attempt to simulate the subjective experience of how it feels to live with dementia, thereby allowing viewers to … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness Raising Via Social Media (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary Facebook users can experience a simulation of the subjective effects of living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK have produced their FaceDementia app which has been designed to modify users’ personal Facebook pages (safely and without long-term damage to the … Continue reading

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Guide for Customer-Facing Staff on Helping People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Small actions can make a real difference when serving customers with dementia. This booklet from the Alzheimer’s Society provides guidance for staff employed in customer service roles on how to support people with dementia encountered in their work. This … Continue reading

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Virtual Dementia Tour (ABC News)

Summary A “Virtual Dementia Tour®“ simulates some of the common physical and mental restraints / impairments often associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. The purpose of this exercise is to help families of sufferers, and citizens at large, to gain insights into the condition. View … Continue reading

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The Heart of Care: Dignity in Action: A Guide to Person-Centred Compassionate Elder Care

Summary Amanda Waring has written a book which has particular relevance given the current debates about how to re-introduce greater dignity and compassion into the day-to-day working of both the NHS and other organisations involved in the provision of health … Continue reading

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New Vision for Nursing: Views Sought (Department of Health / NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary A new vision for nursing, midwifery and care-giving proposes placing greater emphasis on the importance of compassionate care and seeks feedback on how such values can be developed in health and social care. The vision seeks to understand: How … Continue reading

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Persistent Challenges to Quality Nursing in Care Homes (Royal College of Nursing)

Summary This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) report identifies ten key challenges to the provision of high quality care in care homes. These are: 1. Funding and Admissions Lack of funding affects the types of residents that care homes accept: … Continue reading

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