The structure of the framework Levels of Knowledge and Skills Each level defines the knowledge, skills and behaviours specific to the worker's role in relation to dementia.
First, we found that family carers can find meaning in their role. Rather than being hierarchical, the levels are concerned with levels of responsibility in relation to working with people with dementia which will vary greatly across organisations and sectors.
The 'Expertise in Dementia Practice Level' outlines the knowledge and skills required for health and social care staff who by virtue of their role and practice setting, play an expert specialist role in the care, treatment and support of people with dementia.
People with dementia, their families, friends and carers, have access to the information, education and support that enhances the wellbeing of the person with dementia and those that support them. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 15 1 : 1—9.
For spousal carers, loss of reciprocity and recognition of support influenced their assessment of the relationship. The knowledge and skills outlined at each level are constructed in an incremental way, for example staff that operate at the 'Dementia Enhanced Practice' level would also possess the knowledge and skills, attitudes and behaviours described at all preceding levels.
Canadian Journal on Aging 28 4 : — The sense of restriction was less problematic for participants who enjoyed undertaking joint activities with the person with dementia and those receiving support from others.
The 'Dementia Informed Practice Level' provides the baseline knowledge and skills required by all staff working in health and social care settings including a person's own home.
People with dementia feel safe and secure and are able to be as independent as possible. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 65B 3 : — There are two main limitations to this study. I have the right to have carers who are well supported and educated about dementia.