Working with Older People: Volume 23 Issue 3

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Working with older people with dementia: motivations and demotivations among health carers

Sara Cheloni, Anthea Tinker

Motivation is central to the ongoing professional development, performance and retention of healthcare workers. Despite the increasing prevalence of people with dementia (PwD) and…

Supporting ex-service personnel moving to social care work with older people: a systematic rapid review of the role of education

Jill Manthorpe, Stephanie Bramley

The purpose of this paper is to review evidence about the role of education in supporting ex-service personnel to move to social care work with older people. Social care has…

Connections with nature for people living with dementia

Simon Chester Evans, Julie Barrett, Neil Mapes, June Hennell, Teresa Atkinson, Jennifer Bray, Claire Garabedian, Chris Russell

The benefits of “green dementia care”, whereby people living with dementia are supported to connect with nature, are increasingly being recognised. Evidence suggests that these…

The road goes ever on: evidence of the continuing abuse of older people in care homes

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a research project designed to enhance knowledge of the current extent and nature of abuse in contemporary care homes for…

What makes a good handover in a care home for older people?

Jo Moriarty, Caroline Norrie, Jill Manthorpe, Valerie Lipman, Rekha Elaswarapu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the content, purpose and effectiveness of the handover of information between care home staff beginning and completing a shift.

Media reports of abuse in adult residential care: implications for staff and practice

Yvonne Pedley, Paul McDonald

There is often a focus on the negative aspects of residential care for older people. In the UK, there has been increasing media attention on abuse in these and other care settings…

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