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: 6351

"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.

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: 8276

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.

Better Living with Dementia

Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies


Author: Laura N. Gitlin,Nancy Hodgson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128119280

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 8211

Better Living With Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies highlights evidence-based best practices for improving the lives of patients with dementia. It presents the local and global challenges of these patients, also coupling foundational knowledge with specific strategies to overcome these challenges. The book examines the trajectory of the disease, offers stage-appropriate practices and strategies to improve quality of life, provides theoretical and practical frameworks that inform on ways to support and care for individuals living with dementia, includes evidence-based recommendations for research, and details global examples of care approaches that work. Offers evidence-based strategies for making life better for dementia patients at home, in the community, and in health care and service settings Provides an overview of the disease pathology, current diagnostic criteria, and the stages and trajectory of the illness Includes intervention strategies to support formal caregivers Looks at the role of environmental design and technology in dementia care

Living Better with Dementia

Good Practice and Innovation for the Future


Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500623

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 8454

What do national dementia strategies, constantly evolving policy and ongoing funding difficulties mean for people living well with dementia? Adopting a broad and inclusive approach, Shibley Rahman presents a thorough critical analysis of existing dementia policy, and tackles head-on current and controversial topics at the forefront of public and political debate, such as diagnosis in primary care, access to services for marginalised groups, stigma and discrimination, integrated care, personal health budgets, personalised medicine and the use of GPS tracking. Drawing on a wealth of diverse research, and including voices from all reaches of the globe, he identifies current policy challenges for living well with dementia, and highlights pockets of innovation and good practice to inform practical solutions for living better with dementia in the future. A unique and cohesive account of where dementia care practice and policy needs to head, and why, and how this can be achieved, this is crucial reading for dementia care professionals, service commissioners, public health officials and policy makers, as well as academics and students in these fields.

Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment

A Guide to Maximizing Brain Health and Reducing Risk of Dementia


Author: Nicole D. Anderson,Kelly J. Murphy,Angela K. Troyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978905

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 2714

One in ten adults over 65 has some form of mild cognitive impairment or MCI--thinking problems that go beyond those associated with normal aging, but that fall short of the serious impairments experienced by people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. This is the first book written specifically for individuals with MCI, for their loved ones, and for the health care professionals who treat them. Written by three clinicians and researchers who have devoted their careers to MCI patients, this book provides up-to-date and reliable information on the nature of this disorder, how it may affect people, and what can be done about it. The authors explain how MCI is diagnosed and treated and they offer advice on how to improve cognitive health through diet and exercise, through social engagement, and through the use of practical, effective memory strategies. Throughout, case studies illustrate the real-life issues facing people living with MCI. The book includes "Questions to Ask Your Doctor," recommended readings and links to relevant websites, and worksheets to guide readers through healthy lifestyle changes.

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia


Author: Christine Bryden

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843103325

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 3531

Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Dancing with Dementia is a vivid account of her experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. This book is a thoughtful exploration of how dementia challenges our ideas of personal identity and of the process of self-discovery it can bring about.

Living with Frailty

From Assets and Deficits to Resilience


Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138301214


Page: 250

View: 4222

Increasingly, we question 'what makes us healthy?', as well as 'what makes us ill?'. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term 'frail' tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, infections, disability, admission to hospital or the need for long-term care. This ground-breaking book takes a holistic approach to frailty. It connects the medical literature with the wider social science discourse on ageing, and focuses on promoting wellbeing and the building up of strengths. Living with Frailty draws together the latest biomedical evidence and good practice in this emerging area and explores ideas about assets and resilience, the role of society and the social model of disability in relation to frailty, arguing that insufficient attention is paid to positive action such as developing bone strength, maintaining good nutrition and exercising. Chapters look at: existing models of frailty person-centred care assessing frailty and quality of life how falls, and fear of falls, relate to discussions of frailty delirium and frailty the environment and frailty sarcopenia. Living with Frailty is an important introduction and reference for all practitioners, researchers and students with an interest in frailty, wellbeing and social approaches to health. Forewords by Professors Ken Rockwood, Dalhousie University, and Adam Gordon, Nottingham University.

The Dementia Guide

Living well after diagnosis


Author: Alzheimer's Society

Publisher: Alzheimer's Society

ISBN: 1783013982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 1329

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.

Living Your Best with Early-stage Alzheimer's

An Essential Guide


Author: Lisa Snyder

Publisher: Sunrise River Press

ISBN: 1934716189

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 283

View: 7313

Recent medical advances have made it possible to diagnose Alzheimer's when symptoms are only mild. New drugs are under investigation to help slow progression of the disease, and there is hope on the horizon for more effective treatments to keep the disease at bay. Today, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, they may have many years ahead with only mild symptoms. The result is that a growing number of people with early-stage Alzheimer's are seeking information about how to take charge of their diagnosis, manage symptoms, and cope effectively with the disease. This book fills an enormous void by providing a straightforward, practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, strategies for easier communication, participating in research and clinical trials, and much more. This book is a working guide to help the person with Alzheimer's feel empowered to move forward in life in light of this challenging diagnosis.

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia

How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief


Author: Pauline Boss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118002296

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 5274

Provides guidelines for managing the stress and grief of knowing someone who is suffering from dementia, including how to stay resilient and cope with the emotional strains of caregiving and the meaning of relationships with those who are cognitively impaired. Original.

Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia


Author: Chris Clarke,Emma Wolverson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500771

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8320

How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.

Dementia Care

A Practical Approach


Author: Grahame Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482245752

Category: Medical

Page: 185

View: 1264

Dementia is both a personal and a societal challenge. The goal of Dementia Care: A Practical Approach is to focus on how practitioners can meet this challenge with hope and compassion, thereby enabling those with dementia to live well. The book takes a ‘strengths approach’ with an emphasis on exploring sustainable strategies. Its content is underpinned by relevant policies and strategies and explicitly links to research evidence while always valuing the voices of those living with dementia. Covering various dementia strategies, the book provides a clear vision of dementia care delivery and is mapped to the Curriculum for UK Dementia Education. For health care students, the content is also mapped to the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The book includes experiences of people living with dementia, practical examples, self-assessment questions, and key point summaries. It is a valuable resource to practitioners, informal caregivers, families, individuals with dementia or those wanting to know more about the subject.

Forget Memory

Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia


Author: Anne Davis Basting

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 445

Bold, optimistic, and innovative, Basting's cultural critique of dementia care offers a vision for how we can change the way we think about and care for people with memory loss.

Dementia Positive


Author: John Killick

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: 9781908373571

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2758

This book is not about the past, which has gone. Or the future, which is uncertain. But it is for those who want to improve the lives of people with dementia and themselves in the Here and Now. The book is not written by an expert but by a man seeking to find new approaches concerning dementia who wishes to share his discoveries. Killick steers clear of any sort of medical terminology and instead nurtures the often neglected aspects of dementia, thereby reinforcing to the reader that these are of no lesser importance. In recognition that we are all in this together, Killick gives equal prominence to quotations from, and conversations with, people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia Beyond Drugs

Changing the Culture of Care


Author: G. Power

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870644

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

View: 3729

51 Tips to Help You Live Well with Dementia

A Guide for You Or a Loved One on Living with Dementia


Author: W. Jackson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540826855


Page: 50

View: 8922

51 Tips to Help you Live Well with Dementia, is a 50 page book with practical tips and support to help with every day life. The book is designed for carers and those living with dementia. Our practical guide gives you tips in areas such as: - dealing with financial & legal matters - living safely in the home - keeping fit and healthy; and - maintaining good mental health. The book really is an essential guide to have in the home.