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Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Buz Loveday

Part of the Bradford Dementia Group series

Quick Overview

With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-229-0
£16.99
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-0-85700-691-2

Description

Person-centred dementia care relies on leadership that supports the ongoing process of learning about and valuing individuals, their feelings, strengths and needs, and using this knowledge to enhance wellbeing and create a positive care environment.

With a strong practical focus and many helpful case examples, this book will equip readers with the practical skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a wide range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service. Topics covered include 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.

This accessible book is essential reading for all those with a formal or informal leadership role within a dementia care service, including managers, deputy managers, team leaders, service managers and experienced care staff involved in leading or mentoring others.

Reviews

'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

Authors

By (author): Buz Loveday

Resources

This is one downloadable PDF, including the following questionnaire from the book:
Staff Motivations Questionnaire

Downloadable PDF