Learning Resources

Dementia Care Matters provides a Learning Shop from which care professionals and care providers can purchase a range of learning materials based upon the experiences of people living with a dementia, care staff and relatives.

These include the innovative "Feelings Matter Most" series of six books authored by David Sheard and published by Dementia Care Matters. The books feature practical tools to help care services improve the quality of life of people living with a dementia.

The series of books are complimented by seven DVDS which feature live learning sessions, practical examples, shared personal experiences, open debate and inspiring interviews one of which takes place between John Suchet and David Sheard our Chief Executive and Founder. These DVDs can be used to support  learning sessions, team meetings and home study.

In 2013 we launched a major 4 hour DVD Learning programme, mapped to QCF requirements and accompanied by a certificated test; 'Mattering: in a dementia care home,'  Part One - Core Skills and Part Two - Creating Culture Change. 

All resources can be purchased from our on-line shop

We also have many published articles that are available on this wesbite to download.

Appraisal Form ‘Being person centred’

Download Appraisal Form 

Emotional Risk Assessment (ERA)

A risk assessment tool to measure risks to people's well-being. Download ERA

Resource for staff working in museums and libraries

This checklist was devised by Dementia Care Matters working in Cumbria as part of the Dementia Strategy initiative in this region.  It identifies ways to help libraries and museums become more welcoming places for people living with a dementia and their families to visit.  The aim of this checklist is to get people talking about the changes they might need to make to support people living with a dementia to enjoy these services more.   The checklist is aimed at staff and volunteers in museums and libraries but might also be of interest to those working in other community services like shops, leisure centres and anywhere that brings people together. Download our checklist