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Life story work

Voices from the shadows: stories from people living with dementia

This training resource uses series of monologues from people with dementia and their carers to promote discussion and increase awareness of the problems they face. The monologues are brought to life by the actors Godfrey Jackman and Pam Lyne, using the words of the writers or speakers. A CD-ROM includes a set of facilitators' notes based on the Alzheimer's Society's interpretation of the films and their relevance to the support of people with dementia and their carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Life story work sees the person beyond the dementia

Paul Batson, Kirsty Thorne and Jennifer Peak discuss a project to evaluate life story work, and how it helped care professionals and famaily carers as well as people with dementia

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

‘You have to be mindful of whose story it is’: the challenges of undertaking life story work with people with dementia and their family carers

Introduction: Life story work is increasingly being used with people with dementia; this work offers a critical appraisal of some challenges that may be faced in practice.

Design and methods: An in-depth case study analysis was undertaken to understand the experiences of people with dementia, family carers and care staff in using life story work in an NHS Mental Health and Social Care Trust. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, observation, conversations and field notes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

Digital stories for dementia care and end of life care

Six recorded stories giving first-hand personal accounts of carers of people experiencing dementia or those nearing the end of their lives. Each story can be used to highlight and support areas of learning covered by the Care Council's Knowledge Sets for dementia and end of life care.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Remembering together

Participants from 25 reminiscence projects involving people with dementia and their carers across Europe are to gather in Germany in June. They will bring with them some colourful luggage: wall hangings, embroidered cushions and major art works. Catherine Ross finds out why.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09