Please please watch this. Absolutely fantastic inspiration for living well with dementia in care homes.
Most of the time I don’t promote specific organisations or businesses, but this clip on YouTube, brought to my attention by a friend thanks Phillip E), is worth adding here. It talks about not only improving the environment, simple things like light and going outside, as well as activities for people with dementia, but how doing that reduces behaviours of concern. OMG… what an extraordinary thing to happen.
People behaving in ways that challenge others, simply because their environment or the way they are cared for is inadequate or inappropriate, nothing to do with dementia at all. Oh, and NO need to drugs or other restraint. A few others are doing this to some extent, but perhaps could learn even more from this experience.