Professor Dawn Brooker PhD CPsychol (clin) AFBPsS, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester
This book is a real pearl. It's full of practical, down to earth ways of helping people and their families get the most out of life in their care home. It's written by compassionate people who have years of experience and who have thought carefully about how to make things better. There is something for everyone to learn from them.
Dr Claire Surr, Reader in Dementia Studies, Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford, UK
An engaging and accessible book, which provides a 'can do' perspective on the delivery of person-centred dementia care. This book provides practical examples and scenarios to help care providers think through best practice approaches to a range of everyday and more complex situations. As such it is a must-have book for anyone providing care for people living with dementia.
Karen Borochowitz, Executive Director at the Dementia SA Team, South Africa
Our ultimate goal should always be to positively enrich and enhance the life of people living with dementia. Caroline has made achieving this possible through this very practical and step-by-step guide to implementing a person centered care approach. Based on her many years of hands-on experience and extensive work within the dementia care field, this is a 'must have' for anyone rendering care. Highly recommended!
Alice Allen, DramatherapistThe Prompt - British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH) Magazine
This is a 'must-read' for anyone involved with the care of the elderly living with dementia including therapists working with this client group. Caroline Baker's project, POSITIVELY ENRICH AND ENHANCE RESIDENTS LIVES (PEARL) has transformed the lives of residents in those care homes which have 'signed up' to the PEARL programme... Caroline Baker has left no stone unturned to create a 'step-by-step' guide for care staff and therapists to adopt the PEARL approach, thereby ensuring that each resident living with dementia is treated with person-centred care and best practice approaches, resulting in 'excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes.'