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Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care (Bradford Dementia Group Good Practise Guides)


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Foreword by Professor Murna Downs. Introduction: Beginning the Journey. 1. Focusing on the Goals of Person-Centred Dementia Care. 2. Identifying the Barriers to Person-Centred Care. 3. Empowering and Supporting Staff. 4. Creating a Learning Culture: The Role of Training and Reflective Practice. 5. Ensuring Effective Communication with Staff, Families and Professionals. 6. Working Together to Respond to Feelings and Needs. Conclusion: Moving Forward. References. Index.

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This book will equip readers with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care

About the Author

Buz Loveday is the Director and Lead Trainer of Dementia Trainers ( Since 1991 she has devised and delivered training for thousands of staff involved with the care of people with dementia, including managers, care workers, inspectors, nurses and social workers. Buz also runs a number of accredited training courses, including programmes for dementia care leaders and dementia care trainers, and she writes as a subject matter expert for SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence).


The author says herself, modestly, that many of the ideas will be familiar to many readers, but I believe they will never before have seen them laid out with such clarity, in such an orderly way and with such attention to the detail and the everyday reality of running a service. -- Nursing Times website
She looks at the barriers, examines how to empower and support, focuses on learning, communication, challenges, and achieving your vision as a leader. This is a includes many thoughtful insights and much useful advice. -- Caring Times
This book provides a timely and grounded overview of the key skills required of leaders and how these skills can be acquired and enhanced. I have no doubt that Leadership for Person-centred Dementia Care will become one of the cornerstones guiding our movement to ensure that people live well with dementia. -- from the Foreword by Professor Murna Downs, Chair in Dementia Studies and Head of Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford
Developing leaders who can combine passion with the skills to influence, encourage, direct, keep in line, win over and inspire their fellow workers to really give their best in this complex field is vital in dementia care services. Buz Loveday's thoughtful guide will be a real asset to all aspiring leaders. -- Sue Heiser, Retired Head of Residential Services, London Borough of Camden
Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care is not just another book on dementia care. It is an invaluable tool for successfully challenging negative norms and practices, making our journey in planning and delivering excellence in dementia care purposeful, rewarding and focused on the person who places trust in our care. -- Farah Afshari, Director, Care and Support Shop Limited
This book provides clear guidance for those working with people with dementia. It provides practical advice both to leaders and non-leaders on how to work towards person-centred dementia care. This book will be invaluable to all those within the care profession as well as social workers and those on social work training. -- Selina Twum, Senior Practitioner, London Borough of Newham
Leadership for person-centred dementia care, is relevant to all in a leadership role (formal or informal) in a dementia care service... It covers the key goals for person-centred dementia care, and the type of leadership approach most likely to bring them to fruition; common barriers to person-centred dementia care, and how leaders can identify and combat them; how to nurture, support and empower staff; how to maximise the effectiveness of verbal and written communications; and how as a leader to respond to challenging situations and risk. The book has a practical focus and includes many case examples. -- The Journal of Dementia Care

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