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Dementia care: What happens in the brain?

Dementia care: What happens in the brain? Creative commons image Credit: ML Cohen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of different disorders that affect the brain- get the low down on the various types here. 

Dementia care: Choosing whose rights matter

Dementia care: Choosing whose rights matter Copyrighted image Credit: Kolotype | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
When do issues around safety versus human rights conflict in dementia care homes? What can be done to help retain the resident's freedom of choice?

Dementia care: Modelling good care

Dementia care: Modelling good care Creative commons image Credit: K.Kendall under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
How can you empower those with dementia and keep them involved in social situations?

Dementia care: Doing good or at least no harm

Dementia care: Doing good or at least no harm Creative commons image Credit: McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
Family and carers often have to make difficult decisions that affect those suffering with dementia. Find out what decisions are beneficial and what...

Slowdown of brain’s waste removal system could drive Alzheimer’s

Slowdown of brain’s waste removal system could drive Alzheimer’s Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Mar 2015
Is a 'leaky' blood-brain barrier driving Alzheimer's disease? The latest scientific research indicates this may be the case. Read on to find out...

Health and Social Care Tasters

Health and Social Care Tasters Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Is health and Social Care for you? Dip into some of our tasters and find out!

Dementia care: Louise's story

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Dementia care: Louise's story Creative commons image Credit: Sharyn Morrow under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence
Introductory level Updated 16 Jan 2015
Is safety more important than freedom? Should care staff share mealtimes with the residents? Listen to the different perspectives on dementia care...

Scene 4: 'Safety has to come first'

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Scene 4: 'Safety has to come first' Creative commons image Credit: Puerta under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence
Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jan 2015
In the final part of Louise's story, we hear how Louise wants to go outside in the garden. However, care staff deem safety is more important than...

Scene 3: 'We should do more with the residents'

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Scene 3: 'We should do more with the residents' Creative commons image Credit: Chamomile under Morguefile license
Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jan 2015
Katherine explains in this podcast why her mother had to enter full-time residential care. She also expresses her surprise at the way the care home...

Scene 2: 'It was purpose built, just last year'

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Scene 2: 'It was purpose built, just last year' Creative commons image Credit: Sharyn Morrow under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence
Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jan 2015
Listen to the second part of Louise's story where Katherine is unable to care for her mother any longer and looks at temporary respite care.