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Dementia Centred

I spend quite a lot of my time talking about meaningful activity: what it is, how we facilitate it, why it matters.  But one area that almost no one ever asks me about is: how do we document that it occurred?  For those of us who work in health and social care, documentation is usually a much bigger part of our jobs than we would like it to be. However we hear all the time if it wasn’t documented it didn’t happen. 

But how do we capture in our documentation what really matters?  How can we convey the meaningful-ness rather than recording that an activity happened?  In our Making Activity Meaningful course we explore what it means to document personal outcomes for people with dementia.  The amount of time and ink that is wasted identifying what activity happened rather than what happened as a result of activity involvement is staggering.  It does not matter if we have a cinema afternoon if we cannot identify whether the...

DSDC News
12th Jun 2017

International experts in the design of environments for people with dementia have gathered at the University of Stirling to...

Dementia Centred
8th Jun 2017
DSDC News
8th Jun 2017