Copyright: Australian Journal of Dementia Care (www.journalofdementiacare.com) Vol 6 No 1 February/March 2017. Reprinted with the permission of Hawker Publications Australia Pty Ltd.
A website resource from The University of Nottingham. Suitable for care workers, health professionals and family carers, it links to a range of audiovisual and text material, and includes free online courses, the Dementia Day-to-Day blog where authors talk about their experience of dementia, resources and a selection of dementia news from around the world.
The free online courses include:
- Self-care for direct care workers in dementia.
- Dementia care and awareness.
- Coping skills for families and carers.
- Designing space for dementia care.
- Understanding and managing challenging behaviour.
- Challenging stigma, myths and stereotypes.
Website users will need to register for full access to all the resources. Some of those on offer are: Room 217: Care Through Music (http://room217.ca/); Good To Go: A Guide To Dementia-Friendly Days Out (https://idea.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/good-go-guide-dementia-friendly-days-out); and AT Dementia, information on assistive technology that can help people with dementia live more independently (https://www.atdementia.org.uk/).
A handy checklist lets you filter information on the website by topic, the user’s role, resource type and even how much time you have to view a resource.
Visit the website at: https://idea.nottingham.ac.uk/