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Practical Dementia Care

Author : Peter V. Rabins
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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the care and management of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. For the Second Edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment and expanded their coverage of the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dementia; the pathophysiology of common and uncommon causes of dementia, especially Alzheimer disease; non-drug treatment for dementia symptoms; pharmacologic therapy for dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially medication treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes). Also new for this edition is an easy-to-use "Dementia Care Psychosocial Intervention" for everyday clinical practice. Forms that facilitate its use, including a "Dementia Care Checklist" and the "Johns Hopkins Dementia Care Guidelines for Families", are available for download on a Website created for readers of the book. Physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and others who care for patients with dementia in almost any setting, including long-term care, will find this Second Edition to be an invaluable resource.

Dementia Care Training Manual for Staff Working in Nursing and Residential Settings

Author : Danny Walsh
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This accessible, interactive resource book encourages front-line staff working with dementia sufferers in nursing and residential settings to examine their working practice and modify it to where appropriate to meet best practice guidelines. Packed with photocopiable training exercises, discussion points and questions to prompt care workers to reflect on their style of work, this practical training manual also provides a framework for care work in line with statutory requirements and national training standards. It can be used as a self-training guide by carers, who can work through it at their own pace or under the supervision of a colleague, or by trainers running structured courses on good practice in dementia care. It is also suitable for use as a quick reference in daily practice. This comprehensive resource will provide useful guidance for all staff working face-to-face with people with dementia, whether in nursing, day-care or residential settings.

End Stage Dementia Care

Author : C. R. Kovach
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People with mid-stage dementia are served by special care units in long-term care facilities, although as these residents deteriorate, they are transferred out of the unit and into a general nursing home unit. These nursing homes are not equipped to deal with palliative needs of end-stage dementia care. The book addresses those needs. With this in mind, Part One examines the stages of dementia end-stage in particular. Other chapters in this section provide background on the hospice movement and hospice concepts; the idea of maintaining personhood; and administration of a late-stage care unit. Part Two focuses on treatment approaches for common needs in end-stage dementia - medical and physical care; a supportive environment; the fundamentals of care; psychopharmacology; and therapeutic activities. Part 3 contains chapters on family-centred care; legal and ethical issues; programme evaluation; and future opportunities.

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Author : Anthea Innes
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This volume sets out the critical role and application of evaluation in identifying and developing good practice in a range of dementia care settings. It discusses the evaluation of care at different levels, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself.

Person centred Dementia Care

Author : Dawn Brooker
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Explaining the four key areas of person-centred care for people with dementia, Dawn Brooker provides a fresh definition to the important ideas that underpin the implementation and practice of dealing with this issue.

Healing Arts Therapies and Person centered Dementia Care

Author : Anthea Innes
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Offers practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals delivering person-centered dementia care. By using case studies of different arts therapies, the contributors show the beneficial effects of this approach leading to the benefits of a sense of community and group interaction.

A Guide to Dementia Care

Author : David Moore
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With an increasingly aging population, the area of dementia and dementia care is of growing concern to many people, whether layperson or professional. A GUIDE TO DEMENTIA CARE is a wide ranging introduction to the nature of dementia and also the existing support framework. Now revised and updated to 2009, it is the perfect book for all those who wish to develop their knowledge of this area. Includes information on the brain, behaviour, causes and symptoms, treatments, therapies, and financial support.

Dementia Care

Author : Trevor Adams
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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.

Dementia Care

Author : James Grealy
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Dementia care: a practical photographic guide is a unique illustrated guide to caring for people with dementia in care homes. It presents practical prevention and management techniques for resistance to care in common activities of daily living, explores cognitive loss, physical loss and sensory loss in dementia, and examines means of improving communication with those with dementia to enhance their understanding of their environment and improve their compliance in care.

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Author : Clive Baldwin
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Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides There are always difficult day to day decisions to be faced when caring for a person with dementia - from knowing how to deal with wandering to end of life decisions. Many of these decisions are underpinned by value judgments about right and wrong and reflect a particular view of dementia. This book considers these ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life, offering practical guidance and advice. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia. In particular the authors discuss the way that decision makers are themselves changed by the decisions they make, and the impact of this on the decision-making process. This book should be read by all those who work caring for people with dementia.

Dementia Care at a Glance

Author : Catharine Jenkins
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Dementia Care at a Glance is the perfect companion for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care. Taking a person-centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them. This comprehensive book will assist readers to respond effectively, sensitively and with compassion to people living with dementia in acute settings, as well as in care environments and at home. It acknowledges the challenges that arise for people with dementia, family members and professionals and offers practical solutions based on current thinking and best practice. Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Covers the common forms and manifestations of dementia, their causes, and how to address them Addresses a wide range of topics including, interventions, communication, care planning, medication, therapy, leadership as well as ethical and legal issues Takes a positive holistic approach, including not only physical and mental health issues but social and spiritual implications and a person-centred focus throughout Suitable for students on a range of healthcare courses Supported by a companion website with multiple-choice questions and reflective questions

Teaching Dementia Care

Author : Nancy L. Mace
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With her unmistakable compassion, humor, and wisdom, Mace has provided a much-needed guidebook for better teaching and better care.

Excellence In Dementia Care Research Into Practice

Author : Downs, Murna
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A comprehensive text on dementia care, drawn from research evidence, practice and the experience of people with dementia.

Dementia Care

Author : Jonathan Waite
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This care manual offers an holistic approach to care for people with dementia. It is written as a practical manual for health and social care professionals working in multi-disciplinary teams with people who have this debilitating neurodegenerative illness. It is also highly relevant to those in non-mental health settings as the population ages and increasing numbers of people with dementia present with other medical conditions alongside their mental healthproblems. This manual covers a wide range of information in a short, easily accessible handbook format. It follows the pathway of dementia, from first presentation through to final stages of the illness.

Dementia Care

Author : Dawn Brooker
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Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on: Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and medication Advanced care plans And much more . . .

Dementia Care Nursing

Author : Trevor Adams
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This book looks at the role nurses play when working with people who have dementia and their relatives. Dementia Care Nursing is a fascinating insight into the field, which outlines approaches that may be used by nurses within practice and provides advice on how dementia care may be developed and enhanced.

Dementia Care International Perspectives

Author : Alistair Burns
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Dementia is a challenge facing health and social care around the world. Due to factors such as growing elderly populations, improved recognition, and diagnosis, the number of people with the illness is set to double over the next two decades. As a result, improving the quality of life for dementia patients and carers is an international priority. Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a comprehensive resource offering a global view of the clinical management and resources offered to carers and patients. Featuring 47 country profiles across 5 continents, this resource offers invaluable insights into dementia care across borders and different cultures. Each country profile features a helpful summary of key points, and contains an up-to-date, concise discussion on the clinical management of dementia within the country. This unique compendium has been written in collaboration with the International Dementia Alliance (IDEAL) to develop understandings of clinical practice and services available around the world, hoping to unify ideas and ultimately improve quality of care. Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Dementia Care: International Perspectives is a useful tool for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, academics, and international commentators wishing to expand their knowledge of the subject.

Spotlight on dementia care

Author : Matrix evidence
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Partnerships In Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care Practice Perspectives

Author : Keady, John
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A companion volume to 'Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care'. Taken together the two volumes provide a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in this specialist field of care delivery.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author : Sue Barker
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Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.