Dementia Care Matters offers a range of learning materials based upon the experiences of people living with a dementia, care staff and relatives.
These include the innovative "Feelings Matter Most" series of six books authored by David Sheard and published by Dementia Care Matters. The books feature practical tools to help care services improve the quality of life of people living with a dementia.
The series of books are complimented by seven DVDS which feature live learning sessions, practical examples, shared personal experiences, open debate and inspiring interviews one of which takes place between John Suchet and David Sheard our Chief Executive and Founder. These DVDs can be used to support learning sessions, team meetings and home study.
In 2013 we launched a major 4 hour DVD Learning programme, mapped to QCF requirements and accompanied by a certificated test; 'Mattering: in a dementia care home,' Part One - Core Skills and Part Two - Creating Culture Change.
All resources can be purchased from our on-line shop
We also have many published articles that are available on this wesbite to download.
Dementia Care Matters Membership is available to anyone who wishes to feel part of a community of people committed to improving peoples quality of life, follow our work and access ideas around best practice in dementia care. We offer a subscribed Resources Membership with access to Dementia Care Matter's innovative learning materials and tools.
Appraisal Form ‘Being person centred’
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
This checklist was devised by Dementia Care Matters working in Cumbria as part of the Dementia Strategy initiative in this region. It identifies ways to help libraries and museums become more welcoming places for people living with a dementia and their families to visit. The aim of this checklist is to get people talking about the changes they might need to make to support people living with a dementia to enjoy these services more. The checklist is aimed at staff and volunteers in museums and libraries but might also be of interest to those working in other community services like shops, leisure centres and anywhere that brings people together. Download our checklist