Living Well with Dementia

The Importance of the Person and the Environment for Wellbeing


Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781908911971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 1268

"This unique guide provides a much needed overview of dementia care. With a strong focus on the importance of patients and families, it explores the multifaceted meaning behind patient wellbeing and its vital significance in the context of national policy.

Living Well with Dementia

Can Design Make a Difference?


Author: Hilary Dalke,Alessio Corso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849052955

Category: Dementia

Page: 160

View: 1263

This fully illustrated guide offers many simple changes and practical design recommendations to promote independence and wellbeing in people with dementia, in both care homes and domestic residential care settings.

The Living Well with Dementia Course

A Workbook for Facilitators


Author: Richard Cheston,Ann Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351008986

Category: Medical

Page: 102

View: 5571

The Living Well with Dementia Course: A Workbook for Facilitators will be an indispensable guide to providing support to people after they have received a dementia diagnosis. The workbook provides facilitators with a realistic but positive approach to helping people with dementia understand and adjust to their condition, helping them to live as well as possible. This workbook outlines the Living Well with Dementia course, a post-diagnostic course for people who have recently received a diagnosis of dementia. Its session-by-session structure, along with e-resources including handouts for course participants, will help facilitators provide a realistic but positive approach to support after a diagnosis. Aimed at facilitators, and drawing on the authors’ many years of clinical and research experience, The Living Well with Dementia Course workbook will be of great assistance to healthcare professionals and support workers in many different settings, including specialist NHS dementia services, primary care services and the voluntary and community sector.

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia


Author: John Keady,Charlotte Clarke,Catherine E. Gibb,Catherine Gibb,Charlotte L. Clarke,Heather Wilkinson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005199

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 3543

Risk is central to professional practice, assessment and decision-making in dementia care. Yet theories of risk are often complex and difficult to translate into everyday practice. This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. The authors provide an overview of the legislative framework currently in place, and of the ethical dilemmas which may emerge in practice. Frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making are offered, and the importance of including the person with dementia, their family, and care providers in decision-making is emphasised. Throughout the book, case studies are used to illustrate effective negotiation and practical solutions to risk dilemmas in practice. This book highlights principles of good practice for managing risk in dementia care, and presents a rounded approach that will help practitioners negotiate some of the complex issues this entails.

Dementia with Dignity

Living Well with Alzheimer's Or Dementia Using the Dawn Method(r)


Author: Judy Cornish

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974027620

Category: Alzheimer's disease

Page: 272

View: 8783

The revolutionary how-to guidebook that details ways to make it easier to provide dementia home care for people experiencing Alzheimer's or dementia. Alzheimer's home care is possible! Dementia with Dignity explains the groundbreaking new approach: the DAWN Method(R), designed so families and caregivers can provide home care. It outlines practical tools and techniques to help your loved one feel happier and more comfortable so that you can postpone the expense of long-term care. In this book you'll learn: -The basic facts about Alzheimer's and dementia, plus the skills lost and those not lost; -How to recognize and respond to the emotions caused by Alzheimer's or dementia, and avoid dementia-related behaviors; -Tools for working with an impaired person's moods and changing sense of reality; -Home care techniques for dealing with hygiene, safety, nutrition and exercise issues; -A greater understanding and appreciation of what someone with Alzheimer's or dementia is experiencing, and how your home care can increase home their emotional wellbeing. Wouldn't dementia home care be easier if you could get on the same page as your loved one? When we understand what someone experiencing Alzheimer's or dementia is going through, we can truly help them enjoy more peace and security at home. This book will help you recognize the unmet emotional needs that are causing problems, giving you a better understanding and ability to address them. The good news about dementia is that home care is possible. There are infinitely more happy times and experiences to be shared together. Be a part of caring for, honoring, and upholding the life of someone you love by helping them experience Alzheimer's or dementia with dignity. Judy Cornish is the author of The Dementia Handbook-How to Provide Dementia Care at Home, founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer's Wellbeing Network(R) (DAWN), and creator of the DAWN Method. She is also a geriatric care manager and elder law attorney, member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the American Society on Aging (ASA).

Living Well with Chronic Illness

A Call for Public Health Action


Author: Committee on Living Well with Chronic Disease: Public Action to Reduce Disability and Improve Functioning and Quality of Life,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309221285

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 4715

In the United States, chronic diseases currently account for 70 percent of all deaths, and close to 48 million Americans report a disability related to a chronic condition. Today, about one in four Americans have multiple diseases and the prevalence and burden of chronic disease in the elderly and racial/ethnic minorities are notably disproportionate. Chronic disease has now emerged as a major public health problem and it threatens not only population health, but our social and economic welfare. Living Well with Chronic Disease identifies the population-based public health actions that can help reduce disability and improve functioning and quality of life among individuals who are at risk of developing a chronic disease and those with one or more diseases. The book recommends that all major federally funded programmatic and research initiatives in health include an evaluation on health-related quality of life and functional status. Also, the book recommends increasing support for implementation research on how to disseminate effective longterm lifestyle interventions in community-based settings that improve living well with chronic disease. Living Well with Chronic Disease uses three frameworks and considers diseases such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, depression, and respiratory problems. The book's recommendations will inform policy makers concerned with health reform in public- and private-sectors and also managers of communitybased and public-health intervention programs, private and public research funders, and patients living with one or more chronic conditions.

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care


Author: Hazel May,Paul Edwards,Dawn Brooker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429606

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 8420

The correlation between 'disengagement' and illness in people with dementia living in long-term care settings is becoming more widely recognised, and developing and adapting front-line staff responses to the changing needs of individuals is a crucial factor in addressing this problem. This book presents a complete practical framework for whole person assessment, care planning and review of persons with dementia or signs of dementia (including those with learning disabilities) who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out the assessment, and suggestions for tailored interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment process. The authors also include a clear explanation of the five theoretical components of dementia that are considered in the assessment: health, biography, personality, neurological impairment and social psychology. This good practice guide will provide a step up to the challenge of providing person centred care as a minimum standard rather than just an ideal. Care workers in residential settings and social workers assessing clients for their support requirements will find this an essential resource.


Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde


Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 3993

Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Supporting People with Dementia Using Pervasive Health Technologies


Author: Maurice D Mulvenna,Chris D. Nugent

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848825512

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 342

Information and communication technologies can provide new paradigms in healthcare provision. In particular, new Pervasive Healthcare technologies can revolutionise the dynamics of healthcare, enabling people to remain at home for longer, at lower costs to health and welfare organisations. This book reveals how pervasive healthcare technologies can be designed in conjunction with users and carers, as well as exploring the application of novel methods and technologies.

Kulturen der Sorge

Wie unsere Gesellschaft ein Leben mit Demenz ermöglichen kann


Author: Harm-Peer Zimmermann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359350894X


Page: 565

View: 4309

Mental Health Nursing E-Book


Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 3598

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

The Dementia Guide

Living well after diagnosis


Author: Alzheimer's Society

Publisher: Alzheimer's Society

ISBN: 1783013982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 2795

The dementia guide is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. It will also be useful to the close friends and family of someone with dementia. It covers areas including about dementia, treatments, living well, planning ahead, and services and support. It is for people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.