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Promoting Excellence: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

DescriptionA skills and knowledge framework for dementia
Official Print Publication DateJune 2011
Website Publication DateJune 06, 2011


ISBN 978 1 78045 194 7
DPPAS 11594

This document is also available in pdf format (766k)


Background and Purpose of the NES/ SSSC 'Promoting Excellence' Framework
The evidence and principles underpinning the Framework
How the framework should be used
The structure of the Framework
The Dementia Informed Practice level
The Dementia Skilled Practice level
The Enhanced Dementia Practice level
The Expertise in Dementia Practice level
References and links to supporting resources

" What I would say to the professionals is that - you can pull me back, give me my life back and pull me into the light. And by the same token, ignorance, arrogance, couldn't care less, you can shove me down into the darkness and just cast me away. I can't do it. I need your help to do it."

Through our eyes, a life with dementia