Latest Dementia Care Matters News:

  • NEW DEPUTY CEO APPOINTED

David Sheard and all of the Dementia Care Matters team of 24 people are delighted to welcome Eve Carder to the new post of Deputy CEO / Senior Consultant Nurse in Dementia Care Matters. As a Senior Nurse for 12 years and with substantial Registered Manager experience Eve is driven and passionate about improving cultures of care. Eve will be an exceptional addition personally to Dementia Care Matters - bringing direct experience of implementing our Butterfly household model of care in a large nursing home. Eve commences in post the week of Dementia Congress in Brighton - 10 November 2014 where she will be thrilled to meet the many followers of Dementia Care Matters' beliefs and work.

  • JOB VACANCY AT DEMENTIA CARE MATTERS:
Marketing Executive
This is a new post providing and delivering a national PR strategy. It is suitable for someone focused, with a human style and who has significant evidence of increasing an organisations national profile. A desirable feature would be PR and marketing experience in the health care sector. Please contact us if you are interested in this opportunity at: jobs@dementiacarematters.com
 
 
  • NEW RESOURCE Emotional Risk Assessment (ERA) - David Sheard launched the new Emotional Risk Assessment (ERA) tool at Dementia Care Matter's 8th Annual Conference in Guildford in April 2014. It's a risk assessment tool to measure risks to people's well-being. Download ERA 

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University Learning

*Dementia Care Matters works with the School of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey. The organisation holds a ReQ mark with University of Surrrey and University of Brighton for recognised educational quality for 3 courses. Read More

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Care Home Development

Dementia Care Matters is keen to work with organisations on strategic projects which bring all elements of our Model of Care together into an holistic approach. Read more

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Tailored Training

“Our concept of Mattering brings together the core elements of emotional care, skills, quality of life and environment with the culture of a shared community, thereby evidencing individuals matter.”    

Dr David Sheard   

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Learning Resources

Dementia Care Matters offers a range of learning materials based upon the experiences of people living with a dementia, care staff and relatives. A series of books; DVDs and a two part DVD training programme for staff.

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Mattering in Hospital

The national focus is increasing on the need to achieve culture change in the NHS. There is a renewed emphasis on the quality of people's experience in hospital. This focus has a complete synergy with Dementia Care Matters philosophy. Read more

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David Sheard

David provides specialist Consultancy in areas of dementia care that are newly developing or requiring a strategic focus. He can be commissioned to produce practice development tools and specialises in motivational speaking at conferences and with the media. Read more

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Wales

Following establishing a number of Butterfly Care Homes in Wales Dementia Care Matters is appointing a Head of Development for Wales to progress its commitment in Wales.

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Ireland

Dementia Care Matters has been welcomed in Ireland - bringing our Culture Change approach to Nursing Homes and providing training on Leadership, Person Centred Care and Being a Star for Trainers.

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Applying the methods described and using the tools provided in these resources simply cannot be ignored– Gloria Haynes, Operations Manager and Lead for Dementia Care Development, Fremantle Trust

Very impressed with the DVD's & Book from you. If you are looking for a deep undertsanding of what Dementia Care is all about then you have found the right website....–Dementia Care Matters Member

Just a quick note to say how happy I am with the latest DVD. It is truly inspirational and an asset during training. – Dementia Care Trainer