Dementia Care

Dementia Care : An Evidence Based Textbook

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Dementia presents challenges to all those working in health and social care. It is a progressive disease that affects the person with dementia, their families and friends, and the wider community. Dementia affects each person in a unique way. The challenge to professionals is to respond to this uniqueness by providing support that is effective, meaningful and individualized, often in a context of service uncertainty and resource shortages.

Dementia Care explores the key issues relevant to dementia care practice. Written by leading authorities on dementia, this new textbook is designed for both students and practitioners. It emphasizes the importance of evidence-based care and practice that are founded on understanding the lived experience of people with dementia and their supporters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.73mm | 408g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 9 b/w illus
  • 0340810203
  • 9780340810200
  • 2,372,824

Table of contents

Section 1
Approaches to Practice
1 Constructing dementia
Trevor Adams and Ruth Bartlett
2 Valuing people with dementia
Helen Bartlett and Wendy Martin
3 Policy and practice in dementia care
Jill Manthorpe and Trevor Adams

Person centred practice
4 Working with people in the early stages of dementia
Lindsay Rowan
5 Managing language and communication difficulties in AlzeimeraEURO (TM)s
dementia: the link to behaviour
Karen Bryan and Jane Maxim
6 Counselling people with dementia
Elizabeth Bartlett and Richard Cheston
7 Addressing the physical care needs of people with dementia
Roger Watson
8 Caring for people with dementia
Kay de Vries
9 Remebering and forgetting: Group work with people who have
Richard Cheston, Kerry Jones and Jane Gilliard
10 Positive communication with people who have dementia
Jonathan Parker
11 Working with young people with dementia
Maria Parsons
Practice systems
12 Helping families cope with dementia Alison Marriott
13 Developing ethnically sensitive and appropriate dementia care
Anthea Innes
14 Supporting and supervising in dementia care Mark Holman
15 Elder abuse and people with dementia
Bridget Pendale
16 Maintaining quality in dementia care practice Dawn Brooker
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Review quote

This book is successful in bringing together a range of experts from the field of demetia care to provide practitioners with some thought provoking and innovatory approaches to practice.
Journal of Interprofessional Care

One of the book's strengths is the powerful series of case examples that bring important issues into clear, concrete focus and serve admirably to sensitize the reader to the plight of people who have dementia and the issues confronting carers. The book is a welcome addition to a growing literature that aims to enhance awareness of the plight of people with dementia, the duanting task of providing person-centred care, and the need to improve the quality of life not only of those who live with dementia but also those who provide care.
Aging and Mental Health

A thought-provoking book, recommended for professional workers undertaking specialist practice or higher academic activity.
Nursing Older People
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About Trevor Adams

Trevor Adams PhD MSc RMN RGN Cert Ed. CPN Cert.
Lecturer in Mental Health, European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Trevor Adams is a Lecturer in Mental Health at the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey. Following mental health nurse and general nurse training, Trevor worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse Specialising in Older People in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Following completing of the Certificate in Community Psychiatric Nursing at Manchester Polytechnic, Trevor went into nursing education. Trevor completed a MSc Nursing Studies (Brunel University) and has a PhD on Community Mental Health Nursing (University of Surrey). Trevor has written widely on Community Mental Health Nursing to People with Dementia and co-edited "Dementia Care: Developing Partnerships in Practice" (1999) with Dr Charlotte Clarke published by BailliAre Tindall.

Jill Manthorpe MA
Reader in Community Care, Department of Social Work and Community Health, University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, UK

Jill Manthorpe is Reader in Community Care at the University of Hull. She has worked in the voluntary sector for many years and is currently Chair of the Hull and East Riding Adult Protection Committee and Chair of the Hull Carers' Strategy Group. She is Vice-Chair of the Social Services Research Group.
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