By Trevor Adams, Jill Manthorpe

Dementia offers demanding situations to all these operating in overall healthiness and social care. it's a revolutionary ailment that affects the individual with dementia, their households and pals, and the broader group. Dementia impacts everyone in a special means. The problem to execs is to reply to this forte by way of supplying aid that's powerful, significant and individualized, usually in a context of provider uncertainty and source shortages.

Dementia Care explores the main matters suitable to dementia care perform. Written by way of major experts on dementia, this new textbook is designed for either scholars and practitioners. It emphasizes the significance of evidence-based care and perform which are based on figuring out the lived adventure of individuals with dementia and their supporters.

Show description

Read or Download Dementia Care: An Evidence Based Textbook PDF

Best gerontology books

Take Charge!: The Complete Guide to Senior Living in New York City

For individuals over the age of sixty, big apple urban is a cluttered attic-a mess of valuables that can't be neglected, yet that for the main half continues to be buried in jargon, firms, rules, and eligibility varieties. long island urban is, finally, a spot that provides seniors every little thing from tickets for Broadway indicates to social carrier companies when you converse international languages together with Spanish, Cantonese or Tagalog.

End of life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

In our society, the overpowering majority of people that die are the aged. They spend nearly all of their ultimate years at domestic, yet frequently die in hospitals or nursing houses surrounded via strangers. This publication explores the chances for bettering the care of older humans death in residential and nursing houses.

Ageing, spirituality, and well-being

This ebook brings jointly plenary addresses and different papers initially current on the moment foreign convention on growing old, Spirituality and future health (2002, Durham collage) The contributions are compassionate, hot and humane. The e-book is frequently insightful, often brilliant, and will, with no hesitation, be advised as an introductory textual content to undergraduate nurses who desire to pursue these issues so ably captured via the name' - Nursing Philosophy 2007 'This is a well timed publication, showing whilst these within the scientific occupation are starting to settle for that the non secular and spiritual wishes of individuals, and particularly older humans, are vital matters which need to be thought of while assessing the standard of lifetime of a sufferer' - Signpost 'I loved analyzing this publication, with its wealthy explorations and insights into spirituality in later lifestyles .

The Peaceful Pill eHandbook

The print peaceable capsule guide and on-line peaceable capsule eHandbook are aimed toward offering study and data on euthanasia and assisted suicide for the aged, people who find themselves heavily unwell (for instance with melanoma or ALS & their relatives/ pals. The purpose is to supply trustworthy info on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Additional resources for Dementia Care: An Evidence Based Textbook

Example text

Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. Royal Commission on Long Term Care 1999: With respect to old age: long term care - rights and responsibilities. London: Stationery Office. , Gilliard, J. and Downs, M. 1999: Eliciting user perspectives on what works. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 14:120-34. Wilkinson, H. ed. 2001a: The perspectives of people with dementia: research methods and motivations. London: Jessica Kingsley. Wilkinson, H. 2001b: Including people with dementia in research: methods and motivations.

Although Christine was included in the case review meeting, she felt that she had not been prepared. Her own view had not been represented, she had been disempowered by the number of staff present, and she had not felt involved in the decision-making process. Although her family members were present, she had not realized the difficulty they were finding in taking care of her. The following extract describes her experience of the case review meeting: People I had never seen before. I suppose it was quite fairly done but I didn't think it was.

Lee-Treweek, G. 1994: Discourse, care and control: an ethnography of nursing and residential elder care work. Unpublished PhD thesis. Plymouth: University of Plymouth. , Valentine, J. and Downs, M. 2000: Concluding narratives of a career with dementia: accounts of Iris Murdoch at her death. Ageing and Society 20: 97-109. McGowin, D. 1993: Living in the labyrinth: a personal journal through the maze of Alzheimer's. San Francisco: Elder Books. Marks, D. 1999: Dimensions of oppression: theorising the embodied subject.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 40 votes