This valuable new resource pack published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, is aimed at staff supporting people with learning difficulties who develop dementia.
'Supporting Derek' is based on extensive research by experts in the field. It will be indispensable to care staff and training officers from learning difficulty and dementia settings, as well as community, housing and health care staff. The pack, which includes a DVD and training materials, covers many of the key issues related to diagnosing and responding to dementia in people with learning difficulties.
The short drama included on the DVD (acted by people with a learning difficulty) gives a powerful insight into the reality of dementia and how it might feel to the individual affected. 'Supporting Derek' is available here.