Add tags to your OpenLearn profile using:
Health, Sports & Psychology
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of different disorders that affect the brain- get the low down on the various types here.
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?
How can you empower those with dementia and keep them involved in social situations?
Family and carers often have to make difficult decisions that affect those suffering with dementia. Find out what decisions are beneficial and what is harmful in this article.
What are your views on dementia care? What needs to change? Share your views here.
Is safety more important than freedom? Should care staff share mealtimes with the residents? Listen to the different perspectives on dementia care in Louise's story and have your say.
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 her freedom.
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 is run.
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.
In the first part of Louise's Story hear how Katherine notices odd behaviour in her mother and consults her GP.
OpenLearn Search website
OpenLearn works with other organisations by providing free courses and resources that support our mission of opening up educational opportunities to more people in more places.
Find out more
©1999-2020. All rights reserved. The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to its secondary activity of credit broking.