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Books and other resources

Person-Centred Dementia Care: 2nd Edition

Making Services Better with the VIPS Framework

Dawn Brooker and Isabelle Latham

Available for purchase from or other on line booksellers

The VIPS framework has also been used as the underlying concept for the free Care Fit for VIPS online toolkit which aims to help improve the quality of dementia care. You can access the toolkit here.


Stand by Me       

Handbook and DVD (now upgraded to a free e-learning course - see link above)

Stand by Me was originally created as a DVD training resource to help healthcare staff communicate better with people living with dementia.            ===========================================================

Nursing and Health Survival Guide: Dementia Care

Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips.

Written by our own Professor Dawn Brooker and Sue Lillyman, the guide tells you all you need to know about:

  • Person-centred dementia care
  • Communication and managing behaviour
  • Pain assessment
  • Nutrition and medication
  • Advanced care plans
  • And much more

Available to purchase from http:// and other online booksellers. If you require a bulk supply please contact for a quote.


Making your home dementia friendly

This booklet is designed for people with dementia who are living at home, and can be downloaded free from the Alzheimer's Society website here.