Knowledge and Skills Needed for Dementia Care: A Guide for Direct Care Workers in Everyday Language helps direct-care workers determine whether they have the skills they need to deliver person-centered dementia care — and where to go for assistance if they need training. It also helps supervisors, policymakers, and others evaluate dementia care training programs. It was developed by a team of experts and reviewed by many more, including more than 60 home health aides and CNAs.
“Most people who provide hands-on care for individuals with dementia have big, warm, caring hearts,” says Dementia Project Coordinator Micki Horst. ”They want to learn all they can about how best to care for and interact with someone with dementia. We developed this guide to give them a tool for assessing their own competencies.”The updated version includes useful additions:
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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