Care-Giving in Dementia, Volume 2: Research and Applications

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Care-giving in dementia is a new speciality with its own rapidly growing body of knowledge. This second volume of contributions from leading practitioners and researchers around the world is a handbook for all those involved in 'hands on' caring, or in planning care, for persons with dementia. Volume 2 of Care-Giving in Dementia provides a rich source of information on most recent thinking about individualized long-term care of both dementia sufferers and their families.
Key themes in Volume 2 are:

• the subjective experience of dementia

• the provision of care for family carers

• differing cultural perspectives of dementia

• the crucial importance of life-history information for understanding a person's reaction to their illness.
Chapters on the search for an ethical framework and the best environment within which to provide care are particularly timely.

The concept of personhood & its relevance for a new culture of dementia care, dementia in a psychodynamic perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415138444
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Caregiving in Dementia Series
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Gemma M. M. Jones

Part I. Models and Theories 1. The concept of personhood and its relevance for a new culture of dementia care Tom Kitwood 2. The dementias in a psychodynamic perspective Bo Hagberg 3. Culture and Dementia: effects on care-givers and implications for services Carole Cox 4. Memory, emotion and dementia Marie Mills 5. Awareness in dementia patients and family grieving: a practical perspective Bere M. L. Miesen

Part II. Interventions in care facilities 6. Practical management of frontal lobe dementia: institutional perspectives Susan Tainsh and Diane Hinshelwood 7. Psychomotor group therapy for demented patients in the nursing home R. M. Droes 8. 'Snoezelen': a new way of communicating with the severely demented elderly Ilse Achterberg, Wilma Kok and Cees Salentijn 9. Psychosocial treatment for demented patients: overview of methods and effects R. M. Droes

Part III. Interventions in the community 10. The homeostasis model and dementia: a new perspective on care-giving Anneke van der Plaats 11. Supporting informal care-givers of demented elderly people: psychosocial interventions and their outcomes Pim Cuijpers and Henk Nies 12. Activation of care-giver coping processes through professional support Myrra Vernooij-Dassen and Carolien Lamers

Part IV. Interventions for the family 13. Attachment, loss and coping in caring for a dementing spouse Reidun Ingebretsen and Per Erik Solem 14. Understanding the social context of families experiencing dementia: a qualitative approach Caroline LeNavenec 15. Carer support groups: change mechanisms and preventive effects Pim Cuijpers, Clemens Hosman and Joep Munnichs 16. Behind the facts: an insight into the burden on family carers of dementia patients Marco Blom and Mia Duijnstee 17. Cultural dimensions of dementia and care-giving Christopher King

Part V. Environment, education and ethics 18. In search of the best environment: results of five experiments in the institutional organization of care for demented people Mary Fahrenfort 19. Education about normal forgetfulness and dementia Kees Commissaris 20. Ethical issues in the care of the demented elderly Ilse Warners 21. Care-giving in dementia: the challenge of attachment Bere M. L. Miesen

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