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Enhanced Practice Resource

Promoting psychological wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers: An enhanced practice resource

Who is this resource for?

This learning resource is for people who are working with people with dementia, their families and carers at the Enhanced Dementia Practice Level as identified within: Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers. This level is defined as '...the knowledge and skills required by health and social services staff that have more regular and intense contact with people with dementia, provide specific interventions, and/or direct/manage care and services'.

This resource aims to build on the learning in the NES/SSSC Dementia Skilled-improving practice resource. If you are not already familiar with this resource we suggest you read it, prior to working through this enhanced resource. It can be downloaded by clicking on the title above. Similarly, if you have not already seen them, you should watch the six part Informed about Dementia: Improving Practice video before you start this learning resource.

The resource covers six main modules and a final section with links to useful resources. It is designed to help you develop your ability to support people with dementia, their families and carers. It will help you to improve your knowledge, your skills and to feel more confident about the work you are doing. This resource is designed to enhance your understanding of dementia from a psychological perspective, and to enable you to apply this learning to supporting people with dementia, their families and carers.

A small number of hard copies of this resource are available. If you would like to receive a copy, please email your request to Gene Batimana at

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