‘Reablement’ means improving ability in people with dementia for greater independence and function. Three publications, all versions of ‘Supporting Independence and Function in People Living with Dementia’, aim to help people with dementia, carers, health and service providers reable the person experiencing dementia.
A technical guide, a sector handbook and consumer booklet are all results of the ‘reablement in dementia’ project, which builds on the work of the Cognitive Decline Partnership (CDPC).
The consumer information booklet is written for the person living with dementia, but is also an overview for family carers, support persons and care workers. The technical guide, the most detailed outline of reablement interventions, is targeted at professionals, is also for anyone person interested in research findings, to learn more about a specific reablement program, or identify the original research projects and protocols from which the interventions were derived.
The sector handbook presents the information detailed in the technical guide in a more accessible and summarised manner, focusing on the practical delivery of reablement program. Again, it’s designed for healthcare professionals but could be useful for people living with dementia and their support people.
The guides are from HammondCare and all three versions are downloadable here.