Safeguarding people with dementia: recognising adult abuse is a valuable resource for anyone involved in dementia care across all settings. Produced by Alzheimer's Society in association with Action on Elder Abuse, this booklet is an accessible and informative guide for care professionals on recognising abuse and taking appropriate action.
People with dementia can be vulnerable to abuse for a number of different reasons. This booklet outlines potential causes and signs of different forms of abuse including: physical, sexual, psychological, financial, neglect and discrimination. It contains explanations of key definitions from the Care Act statutory guidance as well as essential questions to consider and best practice indicators.
This resource - essential reference material for every care worker - contains the following chapters: what is dementia?; Abuse and people with dementia; Safeguarding people with dementia from abuse; How do we recognise abuse; What action should be taken? Where to go for support.
The emphasis is on practical guidance to implement best practice including handling disclosure, reporting and recording procedures. It is designed to be used in conjunction with organisational policies and according to statutory guidelines.