Living Well with Dementia

The Importance of the Person and the Environment for Wellbeing

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Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 9781908911971

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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"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

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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

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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.

Living Well with Dementia

Can Design Make a Difference?

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Author: Hilary Dalke,Alessio Corso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849052955

Category: Dementia

Page: 160

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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.

Living Better with Dementia

Good Practice and Innovation for the Future

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Author: Shibley Rahman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500623

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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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 Well with Chronic Illness

A Call for Public Health Action

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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

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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

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Author: Hazel May,Paul Edwards,Dawn Brooker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429606

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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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.

Demenz

Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

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Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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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.

The Dementia Guide

Living well after diagnosis

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Author: Alzheimer's Society

Publisher: Alzheimer's Society

ISBN: 1783013982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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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.

Mein Leben ohne Gestern

Roman

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Author: Lisa Genova,Veronika Dünninger

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783785760161

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und etwas doch bleibt.

Improving Dementia Services in England

An Interim Report

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Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102963328

Category: Medical

Page: 44

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The Department of Health has developed an ambitious and comprehensive strategy for dementia, Living Well with Dementia (February 2009). Yet, despite the Department stating that dementia is now a national priority, it has not been given the levers or urgency normally expected for such a priority and there is a risk that value for money will remain poor unless these weaknesses are addressed urgently. Dementia was not included in the Department's tier 1 Vital Signs indicators for the NHS, through which it monitors performance. Other levers such as joined-up commissioning and comprehensive performance information, are not yet fully developed. Achieving transformation in the proposed five years will be very challenging. The Department does not have evidence on current and future costs and benefits; the strategy is likely to cost much more than the estimated £1.9 billion over ten years. The Department expects implementation of the strategy to be mostly funded through efficiency savings arising from the acute hospital and long-term care sectors, though the NAO foresees difficulties in achieving this. There is no basic training for healthcare professionals on how to understand and work with people with dementia. Strong leadership is also key to improving services, but this is not yet in place in local NHS and social care delivery organisations, nor is there enough joined-up working between health and social care services for people with dementia. The report points out that there are some examples of excellent practice which could already be making a difference if they were adopted across the country. But it is not clear that services are making best use of money.

Dancing with Dementia

My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

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Author: Christine Bryden

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843103325

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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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.