The online version of my article, “Person-centred communication in dementia care: a qualitative study of the use of the SPECAL® method by care workers in the UK”, is now available in the Journal of Social Work Practice. The permalink is http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2017.1381948
This article gives a summary of the findings of my research, discusses how the SPECAL method has been received in the UK, and how other dementia carers could make use of the techniques. If you would like to read the full article and don’t have access to this journal please contact me and I will send you the pre-press version.
This podcast gives some tips on communication in dementia care and avoiding causing distress. I recorded it for staff working in the South Central Ambulance Service in England. At around 11 minutes long, it provides a very brief introduction to this huge topic. I hope the podcast might also be a useful introduction for health and social care staff in other workplaces. There are references at the end which you can pursue.
Many thanks to South Central Ambulance Service for making this podcast available to all. The music is Rainbow Hunter from the album Atlantic Canticles by Rikky Rooksby.