Family members are provided with information on what to expect when a loved one is admitted to an inpatient mental health unit for behaviour that challenges in the context of dementia.

You are provided with information about what to expect when your family member is admitted to an inpatient mental health ward. This information enables you to understand what to expect, how you will be able to contribute and be part of the assessment and care planning; if you are feeling that this would be welcomed. You are provided with support too as a carer by the ward team.
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What are Lewy bodies?

What are Lewy bodies?

A children’s book about Lewy bodies written by award-winning author Alex Winstanley and illustrated by Yogesh Mahajan.

A new book to help children understand Lewy body dementia is available to purchase Children's Book - What are Lewy bodies? (includes P&P) - The Lewy Body Society

Every book sold helps to promote awareness and fund research into Lewy body dementia.

The book is a partnership between The Lewy Body Society and Alex Winstanley.


The Newcastle Model, An Illustration of a Specialist Team’s Clinical Model: This chapter describes a non-pharmacological approach that is a credible alternative to medication and takes a biopsychosocial view of behaviours that challenge (BtC). BtC are considered to occur as a consequence of an unmet need with the focus of the intervention being to meet the need.

Best Practice Resources

A family guide for Inpatient Units:

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